Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)
Burning mouth syndrome facts*
*Burning mouth syndrome facts medical author: Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
The main symptom of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is pain in the mouth that is burning, scalding, or tingling. Or, the pain may be a feeling of numbness. Other symptoms include dry mouth or altered taste in the mouth.
BMS is a painful condition. Usually, the tongue is affected, but the pain may also be in the lips or roof of the mouth, or throughout the mouth.
BMS pain can last for months or years. Some people feel constant pain every day. For others, pain increases throughout the day. For many people, the pain is reduced when eating or drinking.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/1/2014
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