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Burning Mouth Syndrome

This infrequently occurring syndrome is frustrating and painful. There are numerous potential reasons for this condition, and they are difficult to determine for specific patients. Potential causes that may relate to your condition are nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, diabetes, menopause, medications, radiation therapy for cancer, chemotherapy, and regurgitation of acid into the mouth.

We will analyze your medical condition to determine potential causes for your burning mouth syndrome. A few overall preventative suggestions are:

  • Eliminate mouthwashes, especially those containing alcohol
  • Reduce or eliminate smoking
  • Reduce or eliminate beverages containing acid
  • Be aware that some chewing gums cause burning mouth
  • Change your toothpaste to one WITHOUT sodium laurel sulfate (the foaming agent)

Until the cause of your burning mouth is determined and a cure started, placing ice in your mouth allows a simple and temporarily successful relief. We will advise you concerning long-term relief of the condition.