Burning Mouth Syndrome - Treatment

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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:

  • usting or replacing irritating dentures
  • treating existing disorders such as diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome, or a thyroid problem to improve burning mouth symptoms
  • recommending supplements for nutritional deficiencies
  • switching medicine, where possible, if a drug you are taking is causing your burning mouth
  • prescribing medications to
    • relieve dry mouth
    • treat oral candidiasis
    • help control pain from nerve damage
    • relieve anxiety and depression.

When no underlying cause can be found, treatment is aimed at the symptoms to try to reduce the pain associated with burning mouth syndrome.

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Comment from: donniec, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 21

My Mom has been dealing with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) for about 6 months now. It was very disheartening to see her quality of life diminish over the course of time. After several doctor/dentist dead-end visits she visited a dentist who immediately determined that she had contracted a parasite probably during her last tooth filling. He has her on antibiotics and a medication to kill the parasite. It has been about two weeks since the diagnosis and treatment began. She is feeling much better and doing quite well. I hope this gives some of you another avenue to investigate in your search for answers.

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Comment from: sunshine, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

Health care provider suggested using Difflam mouthwash or spray. The mouthwash worked for me however the burning mouth syndrome came back slightly after 6 weeks. I used wild oregano oil 80% carvacrol, 3 drops in glass of water. Take one mouthful swirl around and then swallow; repeat approximately 5 times daily. One glass should last all day. It works for me... good luck.

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