Just when you think you’ve heard it all about conditions that can affect your mouth, here comes one you may not have heard: Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS). This rare condition manifests as a hot sensation around your tongue, lips, palate or even your entire mouth.
BMS affects the way the nerves in your mouth send messages to your brain - for example, about taste and temperature. When your brain doesn't understand these messages properly it can cause the feeling of pain or burning.
Although the exact cause of BMS is not known, some possible causes include hormonal changes, diet, stress/depression, a weakened immune system, allergies, dry mouth, thrush and even badly fitting dentures. BMS can affect anyone, but is more common in middle-aged or older women during the menopause.
Treatments for BMS can vary depending on the causes. If BMS has been brought on by a poor diet, then we can recommend supplements for you. If needed, we can also adjust or replace irritating dentures and/or prescribe medications for any oral infection you may have.
Your partner in dental health
The team of professionals at Concerned Dental Care is committed to your dental health. We take pride in our comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach to care and can effectively treat BMS in addition to a wide range of oral conditions that will ease pain and enhance appearance. With convenient locations in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island, we offer complete family dentistry under one roof. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us at 800-583-9285.
By Concerned Dental Care
June 13, 2020