Burning mouth and glossalgia

Burning mouth syndrome is characterized by a burning sensation in the tongue or other oral sites, usually in the absence of clinical and laboratory findings. Almost one half of patients seeking medical attention because of glossalgia or burning mouth may have some clinically evident lesion of the tongue Stomatitis caused by dentures is the most common lesion of the oral mucosa; up to every second person with dentures may have oral inflammation. Local aetiology is determined by careful inspection of the oral mucosa, tongue and teeth. Treatable systemic diseases such as vitamin B12 deficiency and diabetes are diagnosed. The treatment of burning mouth syndrome is usually directed at its symptoms and is the same as the medical management of other neuropathic pain conditions.


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