New Findings on Burning Mouth Syndrome

Image by BOJAN89/ISTOCK/ GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Findings from a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gotenburg in Sweden, provides a clearer picture on burning mouth syndrome. The dissertation “On Characteristics of Burning Mouth Syndrome Patients,” is part of a larger project aimed at finding a model for burning mouth syndrome that can facilitate diagnosis and treatment in the future.

In her work Shikha Acharya, PhD, connected clinical findings and self-reported reported findings from questionnaires from patients with burning mouth syndrome about their symptoms and background along with saliva-related factors. The results have been compared with a gender- and age-matched control group. She reports 45% of burning mouth syndrome patients reported to have altered taste sensations. A total of 73% experienced pain that was burning or stinging or a combination of the two, but stinging and numbness also occurred.

In addition to burning mouth syndrome, study participants have a higher incidence of other types of diseases, use more medications, are more prone to grinding their teeth and report more allergies than the control group. Advanced analyses show that burning mouth syndrome was strongly associated to self-reported skin diseases and subjective oral dryness.

Analysis of inflammatory constituents in saliva shows complex relationship between burning mouth syndrome and background inflammation, with some of the burning mouth syndrome patients having higher levels of inflammation than the control group while others had lower.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Older Women Who Experience Tooth Loss at Higher Risk of Hypertension

Postmenopausal women who have experienced tooth loss may be at increased...

New Interprofessional Curriculum Launched 

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and University of...

Ultradent Introduces Omni-Matrix™ Disposable Retainer and Matrix

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah—Ultradent Products has introduced the Omni-Matrix disposable retainer and...

Mouth of a senior with missing teeth
Tooth Loss May Indicate Malnutrition

Compared to the general population, older adults with only 10 to...

3M Launches New Xerostomia Relief Spray

Anyone who has experienced xerostomia knows that it is frustrating, especially...

Wonder Z-Ring
Wonder Z-Ring Kit

Wonder Z-Ring creates an even heat distribution across the firing tray...

Owandy Radiology’s I-Max 3D Wall-Mounted Unit Receives FDA 510 (k) Clearance

Owandy Radiology Inc, a global leader in the manufacture of dental...

Dentistry.com
Introducing Dentistry.Com

Futuredontics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsply Sirona, announced the launch...