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Title: Burning mouth syndrome: diagnostic appraisal and management strategies
Authors: Anil, Sukumaran
Alsqah, Mohammed Nasser
Rajendran, R.
Keywords: Burning Mouth
Mouth Syndrome
Diagnostic Appraisal
management Strategies
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: The Saudi Dental Journal
Citation: The Saudi Dental Journal: 19 (3); 128-138
Abstract: of visible local or systemic abnormalities. Affected patients often present with multiple oral complaints, including burning, dryness and taste alterations. The exact cause of burning mouth syndrome often is difficulttopinpoint.Conditionsthathave been reported in association with burning mouth syndrome include chronic anxiety or depression, various nutritional deficiencies,type2diabetesandchangesinsalivaryfunction.Studieshavepointedtodysfunctionofthecranialnervesassociated with taste sensation as a possible cause of burning mouth syndrome. Since burning mouth symptoms may arise as the result of a number of etiologic factors, diagnosis and management of the patient with BMS should involve consideration of all possible causative factors. Hormone replacement therapy, benzodiazepines/ anti-convulsants, anti-depressants, analgesics, capsaicin, alpha-lipoic acid and cognitive behavioral therapy etc. have all been used in the management of BMS. The present review outlines various aspects of BMS, updates current knowledge on the disease, and provides guidelines for successful patient management.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7517
ISSN: 1013-9052
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