Middle aged, menopausal women Mainly women, only 10-20% men No race distinction
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
Tongue Lips Palate Gums Inside of cheeks Roof of mouth
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
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.
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
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