What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?

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If you constantly feel a burning sensation in your mouth, you might have what is called the Burning Mouth Syndrome. In this article, we are going to discuss what this burning sensation really is and what you can do about it.

What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Burning mouth syndrome can refer to a burning sensation, pain, or even soreness in the whole mouth, or a part of it, such as the gums, tongue, or lips. This can be a recurring problem or it can even occur occasionally and go away on its own. You can also experience dry mouth and/or a loss of taste.

What Causes Burning Mouth Syndrome?

There are a host of reasons why people experience a burning sensation in their mouth. Sometimes, there is a problem with the sensory nerves that enable tasting. Other times, it may be a psychological condition, such as stress or anxiety. Other risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Side-effects to certain medications
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Allergies
  • Dentures
  • Lack of proper nutrition
  • Dry mouth
  • Fungus and inflammation in the mouth

If you experience a burning sensation in your mouth on a regular basis, contact your doctor or dental practitioner immediately.


If the burning is due to an underlying condition, such as fungal infection or periodontal disease, then the treatment of that condition can alleviate symptoms of burning mouth syndrome – you can schedule an appointment at Anthem Periodontics. If you experience pain or burning in your mouth because of dentures, contact your dentist to adjust or replace them. Also remember that making simple lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating, exercise, and meditation, can also relieve burning mouth syndrome. But professional consultation is always necessary.