This medical condition is defined as a continuous or repeated burning sensation in parts of the mouth like lips, inside the cheeks, palate (roof of the mouth), tongue, gums or the entire mouth. You may feel as if your mouth is burnt with hot liquid. The cause of burning mouth may not be known. This condition can show up anytime; however, it can spread slowly. It can be difficult to treat a burning mouth, but your doctor can help keep symptoms under control.Book an Appointment 020 7139 8611
There are different ways you may experience pain from a burning mouth:
Patients can experience this condition for months or years. Though uncommon, symptoms may just disappear. Eating or drinking may soothe some sensations, and you won’t see any visible change in your mouth or tongue caused by a burning sensation.
Talk to your healthcare provider or dentist if you have burning mouth syndrome. Both professionals may collaborate in preparing the right course of treatment.
The causes can be either of these:
Though the condition is rare, your risk increases when you’re above 50 years, experiencing perimenopause or postmenopause, and a female.
What causes burning mouth syndrome is not clear; it typically happens. But some factors will raise your chances of having this condition:
Burning mouth syndrome has complications mostly tied to discomfort, including sleeping and eating, depression, and anxiety.
Burning mouth syndrome doesn’t have clear preventative measures. However, you can cutback its pain or make it less severe by lowering stress and not taking spicy and acidic foods, tobacco and carbonated beverages.
To spot this condition, your doctor will review your medical history, medications, examine your mouth, and request that you explain your symptoms, dental habits and care.
Some diagnostic tests may follow, including:
Your treatment depends on the cause: primary or secondary burning mouth syndrome.
Since the secondary cause is tied to a medical condition, your doctor will treat the condition, and the symptoms should improve.
For primary causes, there’s no known cure, and treatment is not just a single course. It may include one or more of the following:
To support medical treatment, try:
Questions like what’s causing your symptoms and others should be asked.