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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Burning mouth syndrome

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • BMS
  • Stomatodynia
  • Burning mouth disorder
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Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

Symptoms of burning mouth syndrome may include severe burning or tingling in the mouth which may persist or come and go over the course of months to years. The tongue is usually affected, but the pain may also be in the lips, gums, palate, throat or whole mouth. The burning sensation may be absent in the morning and increase over the course of the day, start first thing in the morning and last all day, or come and go all day long. For many, the pain is reduced when eating or drinking.  Other symptoms may include a sensation of dry mouth with increased thirst, a bitter or metallic taste, or loss of taste. [1][2]
Last updated: 3/28/2016

References
  1. Burning Mouth Syndrome. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. July 2014; http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/Burning/Documents/BurningMouthSyndrome_082714_508C.pdf.
  2. Burning Mouth syndrome. MayoClinic.com. February 2, 2016; http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/home/ovc-20179959.


Other Names for this Disease
  • BMS
  • Stomatodynia
  • Burning mouth disorder
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.