Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders

Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders
Open Access

ISSN: 2475-3181

Swapnil Mohod

Dr, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi, Wardha-442001, Maharashtra, India

  • Review Article   
    Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Review
    Author(s): Swapnil Mohod*, Shailee Chandak, Suwarna Dangore, Kumar Gaurav Chhabra, Amit Reche and Shraddha Patel

    Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a chronic, debilitating orofacial pain syndrome causing burning or scalding sensation in the mouth. This disease primarily affects middle-aged and older women who are experiencing hormonal or psychological changes. Most commonly, the affected site is anterior 2/3rd of the tongue. This disease is most likely multifactorial in nature, is typically idiopathic and the exact etiopathogenesis remains unknown. Psychological disorders such as stress, depression and anxiety play a demonstrable role in burning mouth syndrome. High rate of occurrence in post-menopausal women strongly suggest a link to hormonal changes. Patients with BMS also experience oral mucosal discomfort, changed taste sensations, and dry mouth in addition to the burning sensation. So far, there is no standardized treatment for this condition, but a proposed combination of supporti.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2475-3181.1000198

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