Burning mouth syndrome

Jaisri R. Thoppay, Scott S. De Rossi, Katharine N. Ciarrocca

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Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition that is characterized by burning symptoms of the oral mucosa without obvious clinical examination findings. This syndrome has complex characteristics, but its cause remains largely enigmatic, making treatment and management of patients with BMS difficult. Despite not being accompanied by evident organic changes, BMS can significantly reduce the quality of life for such patients. Therefore, it is incumbent on dental professionals to diagnose and manage patients with BMS as a part of comprehensive care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-512
Number of pages16
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Glossodynia
  • Oral burning
  • Oral dysesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Thoppay, J. R., De Rossi, S. S., & Ciarrocca, K. N. (2013). Burning mouth syndrome. Dental clinics of North America, 57(3), 497-512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cden.2013.04.010