The Causes of Burning Mouth Syndrome
Posted on 4/12/2021 by Advanced Dental Associates
|Have you ever felt a burning sensation on your tongue, lips, palate, or other parts of your mouth? The chances are that you might be suffering from Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS). It is a painful condition that can linger around for months if not treated. It can be difficult to determine what is causing BMS, hence, Advanced Dental Associates and at Advanced Dental Associates strongly advises scheduling a checkup.
What Is Burning Mouth Syndrome?
Burning Mouth Syndrome, also known as glossodynia or neuropathic pain, is a condition where some parts of your mouth may feel like they are burning but will not be hot when you touch them. You might not be able to see any soreness or redness in the hurting areas, but you will be able to feel a sharp burning sensation.
TheCauses of Burning Mouth Syndrome
While no one can precisely pinpoint the cause behind Burning Mouth Syndrome, you must know that it can occur as a result of hormonal changes, weakened immune systems, or mental health issues, such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Poorly-fitted dentures or any damage to nerves that are responsible for pain and taste can also cause BMS. The condition can also occur as a reaction to certain types of mouthwash or toothpaste.
Medical Conditions that Can Cause Burning Mouth Syndrome
In some cases, Burning Mouth Syndrome can have more than one cause. If you have any underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, acid reflux, dry mouth, thyroid problems, or fungal infections in the mouth, they might be causing BMS. Certain nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamin B2, and folic acid can also be the reason behind BMS.
Treating Burning Mouth Syndrome
The treatment for Burning Mouth Syndrome will depend on the cause. If we think that a poor diet has brought on your BMS, we might recommend supplements. If you have irritating dentures or fungal infections, we can fix them and prescribe medication for treatment.
Before your condition gets worse, please schedule an appointment with us by calling us at (210) 714-5589 today. We can help diagnose your condition through various tests and treat it accordingly to relieve your pain and discomfort.