Ever felt like your mouth is burning without eating anything that can cause a burning sensation in your mouth? You might be feeling confused about what can be the reason behind this unpleasant feeling. Burning mouth syndrome is one of the major causes of making you feel that way. Now, let us know what this burning mouth syndrome is.
It's a chronic condition that causes a burning sensation in your mouth. You can feel this burning sensation in your lips, throat, cheek, tongue, etc. Sometimes it will become so intense that you feel like you have burnt your mouth. This syndrome is also called stomatodynia or glossodynia.
Different kinds of burning mouth syndrome
There are two kinds of burning mouth syndrome.
One of the common symptoms of burning mouth syndrome is a severe burning sensation. Most commonly, symptoms start in the morning and remain throughout the day before they reach a high-intensity level. However, this varies from person to person as the syndrome affects everyone very differently.
While the discomfort is consistent, for some people, it is occasional.
Causes of burning mouth syndrome
Some of the other causes of burning mouth syndrome are
Underlying diseases that contribute to your symptoms include diabetes, thyroid problems, Siogens syndrome or other conditions associated with menopause, acid reflux or allergies.
Ill-fitted dentures can also irritate your mouth tissues. If you feel the burning sensation comes from your gums or places where your dentures come in contact with the cheeks or mouth roof, then you can consult your dentist.
Some of the mouthwash that contains alcohol causes dry mouth and leads to a burning sensation in your mouth. If you think the toothpaste or the mouthwash is the culprit, consider changing it.
It is vital to see your dentist for proper oral examination and evaluation. They will go through your medical history, try to find out the cause of the issue, and decide the next steps. Some medical tests include a blood test, saliva measurement, oral cavity biopsy, and radiographic imaging.
Here are a few tips that will give you short-term instant relief:
Take the best care of your oral hygiene habits, attend regular dental appointments, and eat hygienic foods. But make sure you will not ignore your symptoms as you will never want to stay in discomfort. Do not suffer from burning mouth syndrome; get help from a dentist to find out the cause and get some relief.
A dentist and another medical professional assist in identifying what is going on and looking for options for managing your pain and treating underlying issues. With MyDentalPlan.in you will get access to several dentists you can choose per your needs.
About the Author:
Suprithi Choudhary, M.Pharm (Pharmacology) Medical Content writer
Suprithi is a Pharma Professional working as a medical content writer and previously worked as a Research Scientist and Senior Research Analyst
Special thanks to Dr Deepak Kulkarni, a dental surgeon with over 23 years of experience who proofread this blog. He graduated from the H.K.E's Dental College, Gulbarga, and has certifications in ACHS International Accreditation Education Plan; Advanced Rotary Endodontic - Restorative Continuum; and Leadership, Team Building and Customer Service