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Understanding Burning Mouth Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Marks of Burning Mouth Syndrome

BMS is characterized by a variety of symptoms, which may vary in intensity and duration among individuals. Common symptoms include:

  • Persistent Burning Sensation: The primary symptom of BMS is a burning or scalding sensation in the mouth that may affect the tongue, lips, gums, palate, or entire oral cavity.
  • Altered Taste: Some individuals with BMS may experience a metallic or bitter taste in their mouth, making it difficult to enjoy food and beverages.
  • Dry Mouth: BMS can also cause a sensation of dryness or thirst, even if the mouth is adequately hydrated.
  • Tingling or Numbness: In some cases, individuals may experience tingling or numbness in the mouth, adding to the discomfort.
  • Psychological Impact: The persistent pain and discomfort of BMS can lead to anxiety, depression, and a reduced quality of life.

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