The Burning Mouth Syndrome
BMS, or the Burning Mouth Syndrome is quite a frustrating and painful oral health condition.
The patient has a pain and “burning” sensation on the tongue, the cheeks, the palate and often times even on the lips.
BMS is generally a condition which can be associated with allergies, dental health conditions, menopause, severe nutritional deficiency or fungal infection (candidiasis).
Some other symptoms of the condition include numbness or even tingling on the tip of the tongue, a sore mouth but sometimes the patient might feel a metallic or bitter change in the taste.
If you are struggling with the condition, it is important to go through an oral health examination. The doctor might take an oral swab test in order to look for the presence of oral candidiasis, or he might check for thyroid complications or diabetes through a blood test.
Then, your burning mouth syndrome might also be caused by allergies because your system makes an allergic reaction to one of the compounds in the denture material.
Your doctor is going to tailor a customized treatment plan, depending on your individual needs. He might suggest that your dentures should be replaced or adjusted, because these are the ones causing the irritating problem.
Or, the doctor might suggest that you get treatment for the Sjorgen’s syndrome or diabetes, because these conditions could also be the culprits for your burning mouth syndrome. In case you struggle with nutritional deficiencies that cause the BMS, your doctor might prescribe vitamins and mineral supplements.
Medication can also be prescribed in order to help treating oral fungus, help you fight the dry mouth syndrome or relieve emotional conditions such as depression or anxiety which could also cause burning mouth syndrome.
It is not easy to live with such an irritating, frustrating and sometimes painful condition, but you must talk to your dentist or your general practitioner about it, in order to see what can be the cause and how can it be treated.
Sometimes, doctors cannot find a clear underlying condition which causes the problem, but still, treatment for symptoms relief and pain reduction will be prescribed.
Categories: Oral Hygiene
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