Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 194--196

Burning mouth syndrome


Sudha Jimson, E Rajesh, R Jayasri Krupaa, M Kasthuri 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sudha Jimson
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex disorder that is characterized by warm or burning sensation in the oral mucosa without changes on physical examination. It occurs more commonly in middle-aged and elderly women and often affects the tip of the tongue, lateral borders, lips, hard and soft palate. This condition is probably of multi-factorial origin, often idiopathic, and its etiopathogensis is unknown. BMS can be classified into two clinical forms namely primary and secondary BMS. As a result, a multidisciplinary approach is required for better control of the symptoms. In addition, psychotherapy and behavioral feedback may also help eliminate the BMS symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Jimson S, Rajesh E, Krupaa R J, Kasthuri M. Burning mouth syndrome.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:194-196


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Jimson S, Rajesh E, Krupaa R J, Kasthuri M. Burning mouth syndrome. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];7:194-196
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