‼️Burning Mouth Syndrome‼️ (BMS) is a hot feeling or sensation which can affect your tongue, lips, palate, or areas all over your mouth. BMS is sometimes called ‘glossodynia’.
You get this feeling when there are changes in the way the nerves in your mouth send messages to your brain – for example, about taste and temperature. When your brain doesn’t understand these messages properly it can cause the feeling of pain or burning.
Although some parts of your mouth may feel like they are burning, they will not be hot to the touch. You might not be able to see any soreness or redness in the areas that are hurting.
BMS is sometimes called a ‘neuropathic pain’, as it happens when there is damage to the nerves.
You can help to ease the symptoms yourself at home by:
· Sipping water often.
· Sucking on crushed ice.
· Chewing sugar-free gum – this helps you produce more saliva which helps to stop your mouth getting dry.
· Avoiding things that irritate your mouth – such as hot and spicy foods, mouthwashes that contain alcohol, or acidic fruits and juices.
· Avoiding tobacco and alcohol products
If you need any further advice, please contact us on 020 88884401.