Burning Mouth Syndrome (cont.)
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What are causes of burning mouth syndrome?
There are a number of possible causes of burning mouth syndrome, including:
In some people, burning mouth syndrome may have more than one cause. But for many, the exact cause of their symptoms cannot be found.
How is burning mouth syndrome diagnosed?
A review of your medical history, a thorough oral examination, and a general medical examination may help identify the source of your burning mouth. Tests may include:
What is the treatment for burning mouth syndrome?
Treatment should be tailored to your individual needs. Depending on the cause of your BMS symptoms, possible treatments may include:
When no underlying cause can be found, treatment is aimed at the symptoms to try to reduce the pain associated with burning mouth syndrome.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2014
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