Treatments and Tips for Burning Mouth Syndrome

Posted on : 18-04-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Treatment of burning mouth / tongue syndrome involves identifying the underlying cause and treating it to relieve the burning mouth symptoms.
Unfortunately, in some cases an outbreak of burning mouth may arise without an identifiable and treatable underlying condition.

Treatments and Tips for Burning Mouth Syndrome

 

 

Treatments

  • Removal of oral irritants. Smoothing rough edges on teeth, fillings or crowns.
  • Excluding possible irritants from your diet
  • Treating endocrine disorders such as diabetes or hypothyroidism to improve burning mouth symptoms
  • Taking vitamin and mineral supplements for nutritional deficiencies
  • Adjusting or replacing dentures
  • Switching medicine, where possible, if a drug you are taking is causing your burning mouth
  • Female hormone replacement therapy
  • Prescribing medications to relieve dry mouth
  • Antifungal treatment for treating oral thrush

Tips

You can also try these self-care tips to help ease the pain of burning mouth syndrome.

  • Sip water frequently.
  • Suck on ice chips.
  • Avoid irritating substances like hot, spicy foods; mouthwashes that contain alcohol; and products high in acid, like citrus fruits and juices.
  • Chew sugarless gum.
  • Brush your teeth/dentures with baking soda and water.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco products.
  • Talk with your dentist and doctor about other possible steps you can take to minimize the problems associated with burning mouth syndrome.

 

You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problem on 02 9365 6197  or visit our the website Dentist Bondi.

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