Many people might not have heard about Burning Mouth Syndrome. It is basically a condition which, as the name suggests, involves burning different areas of mouth. This problem is common among majority of people.
What is this condition?
Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a condition which involves burning sensation in tongue, inner cheeks, gums, lip and throat. There can be several reasons for this condition to occur. Bad news is that dentists do not have definite way to test for this syndrome. And since this condition can occur due to different reasons in different people, it also serves as the reason that there is no proper way of testing and treating this syndrome. Nevertheless, some of its types are identifiable and, hence, can be treated in the dentist’s office.
The symptoms of burning mouth syndrome
The symptoms of this syndrome include numbness, tickling, and the feeling of being burnt like with boiling water. You may also feel a change in your mouth’s taste while suffering from this condition. It can also result in dry feeling in the mouth. You may also feel a bit thirstier with this syndrome.
Is there a need of medical attention to treat this condition?
There are some cases of this syndrome that go away without the patient doing anything. However, there are some instances in which this syndrome may not go away that early. Therefore, there is the need for proper monitoring of oral health by your dentist. Therefore, you need to inform your dentist as soon as you start seeing the symptoms of this condition appearing in your mouth.
Treatment of burning mouth syndrome
Since there is no single reason for this condition, there is no one-cure-all treatment for it. In order to get this problem treated, you first need to consult with your dentist in order to find out if this problem is occurring due to some other condition or if it is happening on its own. After getting the problem identified, you can work with your dentist to find out about the possible treatment options which may include saliva replacement, stress relieving therapy, antifungal treatment, and/or stopping the use of certain types of medicines.
Is this problem preventable?
While you can consult with your dentist to treat the problems, you can certainly prevent the occurrence of this condition. First of all, you will need to make sure that you take healthy diet which is good not only for oral health but also overall health. Then you will need to consider your oral hygiene very seriously. Also, make sure that you are not using mild tasting toothpaste.