Burning mouth syndrome is a medical condition which involves recurrent and chronic burning in the mouth without a cause. Burning mouth syndrome can affect the roof of your mouth, inside region of our cheeks, lips, gums and tongue. The burning sensation is extreme and severe.
Burning mouth syndrome symptoms include loss of taste, metallic or bitter taste, dry sensation in the mouth with frequent urges to drink water, scalded and burning sensation in the regions fo mouth, throat, palate, gums and lips.
The symptoms of burning mouth syndrome can occur each day accompanied with discomfort or it can start when you wake up and continue for the whole day.
Burning mouth syndrome causes include dry mouth (xerostomia), oral thrush (fungal infection in the mouth), nutrient deficiency, infections from dentures, allergies to food, stomach acid reflux, many medications, poor oral hygiene, diabetes, hypothyroidism (thyroid), excess mouth irritation and psychological factors like depression, stress and anxiety. Burning mouth syndrome leads to a lot of complications such as anxiety issues, depression, difficulty eating and difficulty falling asleep. It is advisable to contact an ENT specialist to treat burning mouth syndrome.