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Burning mouth syndrome

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • BMS
  • Burning mouth disorder
  • Stomatodynia
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Overview

Burning mouth syndrome is characterized by long-lasting burning sensations of the mouth. The pain may affect the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Allergies, nerve damage, irritation, stress, among other things can cause burning mouth syndrome, however in many cases the underlying cause can not be identified.[1][2] The condition may respond to interventions and treatments, may resolve spontaneously, or may persist for months to years. 
Last updated: 11/12/2010

References

  1. Burning Mouth Syndrome. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2010; http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/Burning/BurningMouthSyndrome.htm. Accessed 11/12/2010.
  2. Burning Mouth syndrome. MayoClinic.com. 2010; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/burning-mouth-syndrome/DS00462/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 11/12/2010.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • BMS
  • Burning mouth disorder
  • Stomatodynia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.