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What are treatments for burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

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Depending on the cause of your BMS, your doctor may suggest one or more of these treatments:

  • Medicines that help with nerve-related pain such as amitriptyline (Elavil) nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)
  • Capsaicin, a pain reliever made from hot peppers
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin), taken in low doses
  • Female hormone replacement
  • Mouth rinses
  • Products that replace your saliva
  • Vitamin supplements

From: What Is Burning Mouth Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: "Burning Mouth/Burning Syndrome."

Journal of the American Dental Association: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Mayo Clinic: "Burning mouth syndrome."

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Oral Health Foundation: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Pain Management Research Institute: "Burning Mouth/Tongue Syndrome (Glossodynia/Glossopyrosis)."

Yount, K. , published online February 26, 2013. Practical Pain Management

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: "Burning Mouth/Burning Syndrome."

Journal of the American Dental Association: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Mayo Clinic: "Burning mouth syndrome."

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Oral Health Foundation: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Pain Management Research Institute: "Burning Mouth/Tongue Syndrome (Glossodynia/Glossopyrosis)."

Yount, K. , published online February 26, 2013. Practical Pain Management

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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