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What tests help diagnose burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

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Your doctor will want to know about your symptoms and when they began. He'll also ask if you have allergies, take any medications, or smoke or drink often. He'll examine your mouth and check for infection.

You may need several tests to rule out other medical issues. These include:

  • Allergy test
  • Biopsy (a small piece of tissue taken from your mouth and tested)
  • Blood tests
  • CT scan
  • MRI

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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