Burning Mouth Syndrome, a condition that causes a burning sensation in the mouth, affects at least 2% of the world population, according to the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM).
The burning sensation can be felt on the whole mouth, but commonly the gums, palate, lips, and the inner parts of the cheek. The condition can get severe with time, hence more pain. Though this complication can be harder to treat, Austin Cosmetic Dentistry can help relieve your pain.
These symptoms occur in different patterns. You may experience them once a day – a little discomfort when you wake up, which gets worse as the day progresses, or start when you wake up and maintain the same level of discomfort all day long.
The discomfort can also be on and off all day long.
No matter the pattern, BMS is not known to cause any visible physical mouth changes. In rare cases, the discomfort can get less often or disappear entirely.
In either case, Austin Cosmetic Dentistry can help you in managing the symptoms.
BMS has both primary and secondary causes.
Primary, also called idiopathic BMS, is where there is no identification of clinical or lab abnormalities.
Primary BMS is associated with sensory nerve problems.
On the other hand, secondary is associated with underlying medical conditions. They include;
For secondary BMS, your doctor will first identify the underlying medical condition causing it and provide treatment for the same.
To treat primary BMS, the following can help;
BMS mostly disappears after some time. But before this, the above steps can help manage the pain. Austin Preventative Dentistry will see you through the condition and advice appropriately.
Individuals suffering from BMS not only undergo physical pain, but psychological and financial strains while trying out different Austin Preventative Dentistry medications. The Toothbar has helped many patients find relief to this problem. Contact us today.
Our team is ready to book your appointment. The proper Dental Care can make the difference in years to come. We don't just improve the aesthetics of your smile, we make sure your dental health is set for the long run.