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Burning mouth syndrome


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • BMS
  • Burning mouth disorder
  • Stomatodynia
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What are the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

Symptoms of burning mouth syndrome include severe burning in the mouth which may persist or come and go over the course of months to years.  For some, the burning sensation begins in late morning, builds to a peak by evening, and often subsides at night. Some feel constant pain; for others, pain comes and goes. Anxiety and depression are common in people with burning mouth syndrome and may result from their chronic pain. Other symptoms of burning mouth syndrome include tingling or numbness on the tip of the tongue or in the mouth, bitter or metallic changes in taste, and dry or sore mouth.[1]
Last updated: 11/12/2010

  1. Burning Mouth Syndrome. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2010; Accessed 11/12/2010.