... worse..don't know whither to go to dentist or primary care physician ?
I would think since Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Would be well attended by a Primary Care Physician.
However, it is recommended to talk to a pharmacist for the accurate info, take care.
I think I'd go to my dentist for that. Do you know why you have it?
A possible cause of it could be Celiac Disease. I have it and one of the symptoms many have is sores, burning, all over the mouth and throat. Also I believe it's causes often lie in the gastrointestinal track, too much acid?
Have you tried taking an antacid like zantac, prevacid, if it helps it's a clue to what's causing it.
I've been to all kinds of doctors and dentists. I am presently being treated by an allergist in Overland Park, Kansas for severe Reflux. We are also increasing the saliva in my mouth. I must say though that I'm still having problems but not focusing on it quite as much.
I don't have BMS, but just this past week I developed horrible pain in my mouth: burning on the sides and back of my tongue and it was even hard to swallow water, much less chew food. This developed after a trip to the dentist, where all he did was prep work prior to the actual dental work. I was NOT given any injections, and the only thing he put in my mouth was the drill--- to shave down the outside of a couple of my teeth, before crowning them.
He says he has never heard of anyone developing the type of pain I have--- but, after nearly a week of being in agony, he gave me scripts for a muscle relaxant for my jaw muscles, a mouth wash called MAGIC MOUTH WASH (which must be made up by the Pharmacist) and an Rx for a MethylPREDNISolone 4 mg. "Pak", to try and bring down the inflammation.
I don't know if any of these things would help you, but I thought I would pass them along, as I have NEVER had pain like this before!
Good Luck to you,
Mary, the madhatter.
If you are being treated by now an allergist, why haven't they done food allergiy tests yet & find out what is causing this syndrome? An elimination diet is also a possiblility to try. You are apparently allergic to something. It could even be a preservative used in food. I am the queen of allergies, & can tell you it's not picnic to be allergic to almost everything. The cure to this is abstenance of what you are allergic to it sounds like to me. I am surprised if you are seeing an allergist, that he/she hasn't done some testing... Mary
My BMS, bad deep mouth sores and constant burning sensation, started in 2009. Went to Dentist, then oral surgeon for biopsy --no cancer was found... maybe it was BMS..sure felt like it. Then, left on my own, researched on line and found that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid was best solution (Dr. R. Rogers, Dermatology Reseach). Started , in 2012, with 1200 mg in the morning, of best quality ALA (Swanson 600 mg) I could afford. Did very well on it. Then increased dose to 2400 mg ALA, 1200mg in morning and 1200 mg at night. Couldn't thank Dr. Rogers enough for his advice that "more ALA is better". Deep mouth sores have gone away and the burning sensation has subsided to close to "zero"! There is a metallic urine smell --I can live with.
Next I found that Oolong tea was good for skin problems... not sure yet but there is some sign that it coats the inside of my mouth... gives a "top layer to the BMS area". still waiting for help with finger dermatitis.
These natural remedies are helping to reduce my BMS symptoms--no cure. BOO YAH to Dr. Rogers!!!
Good morning,I've had BMS for 7 yrs. I am 59 yrs old female. I began suffering BMS after my hysterectomy,I do suffer from anxiety,I noticed that I took the Xanax for my anxiety My B MS went away,I also have acid reflex and I take meds for that,I went to dermatologist and had my tongue and mouth swabbed for any diseases labs came back normal, so I take Xanax for relief cause it is very uncomfortable,so happy I'm not alone!!!
Tried Oral Pathologist, dentist, neurologist , no relief. On Gralice 600 mg I and Klonopin, still in pain! Next to an allergist!!
Dear Buddy's Mom,
Don't go to either. Go to an oral-facial specialist. Most P.C. physicians know little or nothing about it.Nor does any dentist I have gone to.
Arlene (AKA Writeway Editing).
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