burning mouth syndrome


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burning mouth syndrome

 [bern´ing mouth]
a burning sensation in the mouth that is often associated with menopause.

burning mouth syndrome

a clinical condition in which the patient complains of a burning sensation in the oral cavity although the appearance of the oral mucosa is normal; the cause has not been determined.
A pain syndrome often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or entire mouth, which is most common in older women. It may be idiopathic or linked to various medical and dental conditions, from nutritional deficiencies and menopause to dry mouth and allergies. It can be managed with various interventions, but not cured

burn·ing mouth syn·drome

(bŭrn'ing mowth sin'drōm)
A clinical condition in which the patient complains of a burning sensation in the oral cavity, although the appearance of the oral mucosa is normal; the cause has not been determined.
Synonym(s): burning tongue syndrome.

burn·ing mouth syn·drome

(bŭrn'ing mowth sin'drōm)
Clinical condition in which the patient complains of a burning sensation in the oral cavity although the appearance of the oral mucosa is normal; cause not determined.
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Giamberardino, "Update on burning mouth syndrome: Overview and patient management," Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine, vol.
Most of the patients were 55 women and 5 men over age 18, with a mean of 62 years, who had burning mouth syndrome for more than 4 months and no clinical objective signs.
Pain was assessed via the validated Brief Pain Inventory at baseline, 2 months, and 6 months, as were the sensory disturbances and other symptoms that are often featured prominently in patients with burning mouth syndrome.
Prior epidemiologic studies have reported prevalence rates all over the map, from 1% to 40%, probably in large part because they used a variety of definitions for burning mouth syndrome. The new population-based study focused on disease incidence rather than prevalence and used a standardized definition for the diagnosis: subjective burning pain of the oral mucosa in the absence of physical findings or an identifiable extraneous cause.
A double-blind study on clonazepam in patients with burning mouth syndrome. Laryngoscope, 122(4): 813-6.
A case-control study on etiological factors involved in patients with burning mouth syndrome. J Oral Pathol Med.
Anticonvulsants have become more popular lately for treatment of neuropathic pain disorders as well and hence have been tried for burning mouth syndrome. Gabapentin has demonstrated mixed results and studies are ongoing with pregabalin.
Various studies show the effectiveness of OSA in predicting the treatment outcomes of subjects suffering from cleft palate.5,11 burning mouth syndrome,12 para functional habits,13 stroke and Parkinson's disease.7 The OSA has been employed in designing dental prosthesis and predicting denture adaptability.6 Hypodontia patients suffer from a reduced dental component throughout their life which directly results in disturbed quality of life in severe cases.14
My dentist thinks I may have burning mouth syndrome. Is there any medication that will help?