Burning mouth syndrome: A review of etiologies

Roman M. Cibirka, Steven K. Nelson, Carol A. Lefebvre

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Statement of problem. Dental practitioners occasionally have patients present clinically with a history or chief complaint of burning and painful sensations in the oral cavity. Often the patient demonstrates clinically normal mucosa, which can make formulating a diagnosis challenging. This scenario, has been referred to as burning mouth syndrome, a multifactorial syndrome. Purpose. The purpose of this article is to present a review of etiologic factors and clinical implications related to the condition of burning mouth syndrome. (J Prosthet Dent 1997;78:93-7.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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