What is burning mouth syndrome? How is it treated?
Have you had a tingling or burning sensation in your mouth? Maybe it just passes so you think nothing of it until comes back. Did you know there is a name for it? It’s call burning mouth syndrome. A term dentist use to describe a feeling of tingling and burning that effects the tongue, cheeks, the roof of the mouth, and the throat. Symptoms include but are not limited to dry mouth, bitter or metallic taste in the mouth, and soreness. People who suffer from dry mouth syndrome also tends to suffer from depression and have trouble getting sleep.
The cause of burning mouth syndrome is not linked to any one thing. It is said to be prominently noted among menopausal women. They do believe there are certain triggers that cause it as well such oral problems, menopause, hormone imbalances, certain medical conditions(such as thyroid problems), acid reflux, and vitamin deficiencies, and even certain medication you take can cause burning mouth syndrome.
Dentist will sit with you to start to try and find the cause of what is giving you the burning mouth syndrome. He will probably give you an oral exam to see if it’s something related to your oral hygiene. He may also send you to a physician to get blood work to see what’s going on their. More than likely treatment will be a change in daily habits and diets. If you smoke cut back, try eliminating your intake of acidic and alcoholic beverages. Drink more water and increase vitamin intake. Burning mouth syndrome is uncomfortable but totally manageable. If you think you may suffer from this a good place to start is your dentist.