Current Treatment Options in Challenging Oral Diseases: Burning Mouth Syndrome

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Bilgen Erdoğan ; Murat Yılmaz (2012)
  • Publisher: Galenos Yayincilik
  • Journal: Turkderm (issn: 1019-214X)
  • Subject: treatment | Dermatology | RC109-216 | Infectious and parasitic diseases | RL1-803 | Burning mouth syndrome | glossodynia

Burning mouth syndrome is a chronic condition characterized by burning pain without any signs of an oral mucosal pathology, that usually affects postmenopausal women. Burning sensation is often accompanied by dysgeusia and xerostomia. The pathogenesis of the disease is unknown and an effective treatment option for most of the patients has not been defined yet. The aim of this review is to present current pharmacological and physicological treatments of burning mouth syndrome.
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