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J Med Life. 2014 Oct-Dec;7(4):512-5.

Burning mouth syndrome: a review on diagnosis and treatment.

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1
Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest.
2
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest.
3
Discipline of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, "Titu Maiorescu" University, Bucharest.

Abstract

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined as a chronic pain condition characterized by a burning sensation in the clinically healthy oral mucosa. It is difficult to diagnose BMS because there is a discrepancy between the severity, extensive objective pain felt by the patient and the absence of any clinical changes of the oral mucosa. This review presents some aspects of BMS, including its clinical diagnosis, classification, differential diagnosis, general treatment, evolution and prognosis.

KEYWORDS:

burning mouth syndrome; diagnosis; orofacial pain; treatment

PMID:
25713611
PMCID:
PMC4316128
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