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What is burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

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Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is the name for burning pain in your mouth that has no known cause. Most often, the pain is on the tip of your tongue or roof of your mouth. But sometimes it's in the front of your mouth or on the inner part of your lips. It often lasts for many years. About a third of people who have BMS say it started after some kind of dental work, an illness, or a course of medication. But most can't link it to any unusual event.

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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