Dental Tips Blog

Oct
22

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Are you having problems with your mouth, tongue, or cheeks? Does it feel like they are burning or tingling? If so, it’s possible you are dealing with burning mouth syndrome. This syndrome isn’t always constant. It can come on and off through days, weeks, and months. The symptoms will vary from person to person. But most commonly it is a burning sensation in your mouth, tongue, and cheeks.

There are definitely things you can do to help alleviate the symptoms. You can start a journal to find if there is a food triggering the burning sensation. Sometimes spicy or hot foods can trigger the pain. Or you can chew gum as this helps create extra salvia. Last but not least, stress and anxiety can also play into the burning mouth syndrome. So you will want to try to limit stress and anxiety by having relaxation techniques.

Most people describe the pain starting slowly and progressing throughout the day. It might start as a light burning sensation but over the day the pain increases. This can take a toll on your emotional health as well. Many times burning mouth syndrome leads to depression. Most times depression can make this burning mouth syndrome worse.  If you are having problems with depression, please see your physician as soon as possible.

Even though burning mouth syndrome can be uncomfortable, this syndrome is not serious. And for most people the pain is quite spontaneous. See your Marietta dentist to discuss how you can best treat your burning mouth syndrome.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Mansouri, Marietta Family Dental Care, P.C.

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