What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?
mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful, complex condition often described as a
scalding feeling in the mouth that may occur every day for months or longer.
Dry mouth or an altered taste in the mouth may accompany the pain.
no specific test exists for diagnosing BMS, which makes it very difficult to
diagnose. A lot of tests may be needed.
How is it treated?
is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. There is no specific
treatment that works for all people with BMS. Your doctor can prescribe
medicine to help you manage the discomfort from mouth pain, dry mouth, or other
- Burning Mouth Syndrome
This patient fact sheet discusses the signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of burning mouth syndrome. It also offers helpful tips for easing the pain associated with this condition.
- MedlinePlus: Burning Mouth Syndrome
The National Library of Medicine's compilation of links to government, professional, and non-profit/voluntary organizations with information on burning mouth syndrome.