Burning Mouth Syndrome
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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
dry or sore mouth.
bitter or metallic changes in taste
tingling or numbness on the tip of the tongue or in the mouth
Anxiety and depression
Moderate to severe burning in the mouth
anxiety and depression.
poorly-fitting dentures or allergies to denture materials
oral candidiasis, a fungal infection in the mouth
dry mouth, which can be caused by many medicines and disorders such as Sjögren’s syndrome or diabetes
damage to nerves that control pain and taste
allergy testing for denture materials, certain foods, or other substances that may be causing your symptoms.
oral swab to check for oral candidiasis
blood work to look for infection, nutritional deficiencies, and disorders associated with BMS such as diabetes or thyroid problems
switching medicine, where possible, if a drug you are taking is causing your burning mouth
recommending supplements for nutritional deficiencies
treating existing disorders such as diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, or a thyroid problem to improve burning mouth symptoms
adjusting or replacing irritating dentures
Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)