Burning mouth syndrome

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K A Kamala ; S Sankethguddad ; S G Sujith ; Praveena Tantradi (2016)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Palliative Care, volume 7, issue Suppl 1, pages S194-S196 (issn: 0973-1075, eissn: 1998-3735)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/0973-1075.173942, doi: 10.4103/0975-7406.155899, pmc: PMC4439667, pmc: PMC4768453
  • Subject: R5-920 | Diagnosis | Pain management | Analytical chemistry | Classification | harmones | Practitioner Section | Medicine (General) | Dental Science - Review Article | patch test | Burning mouth syndrome, Classification, Diagnosis, Pain management | QD71-142 | Burning mouth syndrome | Pharmacy and materia medica | RS1-441
    mesheuropmc: education | stomatognathic diseases | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is multifactorial in origin which is typically characterized by burning and painful sensation in an oral cavity demonstrating clinically normal mucosa. Although the cause of BMS is not known, a complex association of biological and psychological factors has been identified, suggesting the existence of a multifactorial etiology. As the symptom of oral burning is seen in various pathological conditions, it is essential for a clinician to be aware of how to differentiate between symptom of oral burning and BMS. An interdisciplinary and systematic approach is required for better patient management. The purpose of this study was to provide the practitioner with an understanding of the local, systemic, and psychosocial factors which may be responsible for oral burning associated with BMS, and review of treatment modalities, therefore providing a foundation for diagnosis and treatment of BMS.
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