Burning mouth syndrome

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Burning mouth syndrome

  1. 1.  Middle aged, menopausal women Mainly women, only 10-20% men No race distinction
  2. 2.  Pain increases as the day goes on, but subsides at night Can occur at any time of year Mainly occurs during and after menopause Could persist for months or years without relief
  3. 3.  Tongue Lips Palate Gums Inside of cheeks Roof of mouth
  4. 4.  Damage to nervous system that controls taste Hormonal Changes(menopause) Excessive Dry Mouth Medicinal side effects Disorders such as Sjogrens Syndrome Diabetes Nutritional Deficiencies Acid Reflux Poorly fitting dentures Anxiety and depression Oral habits such as tongue thrusting and teeth grinding
  5. 5.  When the cause for burning mouth syndrome isn’t known, the condition is called primary or idiopathic burning mouth syndrome. If it’s caused by an underlying medical condition, it’s called secondary burning mouth syndrome.
  6. 6.  Adjusting or replacing poorly fitting dentures Treatment of existing disorders and medical conditions that cause Glossodynia Taking nutritional supplements Switching medication Avoiding tobacco and alcohol Prescribing medication to relieve dry mouth Prescribing medication to relieve pain from nerve damage Prescribing medication to relieve stress and anxiety Avoiding spicy foods
  7. 7. 1. Chzechze. (2011, December 30). Burning mouth syndrome. Retrieved fromhttp://www.intelligentdental.com/2011/12/30/burning-mouth- syndrome/2. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2010, July 17). Burning mouth syndrome. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/burning-mouth- syndrome/DS00462/DSECTION=causes 3. Epstein, J. (2009, May 5). Burning tongue. Retrieved from http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/burning-tongue.htm 4. VitaSciences. (2012, January 3). Burning mouth syndrome. Retrieved from http://www.b12patch.com/blog/tag/burning-mouth- syndrome/ 5.Klasser, G. (2007, October). Burning mouth syndrome linked to menopause. Retrieved from http://www.dentalaegis.com/id/2011/10/burning-mouth-syndrome- linked-to-menopause

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