I had Burning Mouth Syndrome after a dental procedure. I had many painful fissures and a one inch circular dark red sore on my tongue. There was a water blister the size of a dime in the middle of this circle. There is a great lack of understanding concerning this illness. I was seen at one of the nation's top medical centers and there was no understanding. I was told to put aloe on my tongue and return in four months. I have done much research on this condition. My research often led me to dental procedures and dental materials. I lost my sense of taste,endured constant pain and burning and was very sick for almost two years. I found answers. I am a writer and would love to hear your story. I intend to write on this condition. Contact Sylvia Lawing through Facebook or Linkedin. Thank you
How many of you can remember having a dental procedure prior to onset of Burning Mouth Syndrome?
- 5 May 2017 by Sylvia Lawing
- 16 April 2021 (9 weeks ago)
- allergic reactions, oral and dental conditions, burning mouth syndrome, blister, burning, mouth, tongue, syndrome, burning mouth, sores
I had an infected tooth and put on antibiotics and then put on a much stronger one. A few weeks later my BMS started and never stopped. Such pain and misery.
My BMS all started with a tooth filling that irritated my tounge. I went back and had it smoothed but the irritation remind. Gradually the sensation went to the upper side of my gum line and sides of my tongue. When not chewing gum I suck on the side of my tongue enough that it makes a white line on my tongue. Driving me crazy. After seeing 2 dentists, a GP, a OBGYN (for homones) and an ENT several times, I am now trying Amitriptyline. Has anyone else tried this medicine? I am have only been on it for three nights but really suffering with the side effects. It does seem to be helping my mouth but very drowsy all day, nausea in middle of night and constipation. I am already considering stopping taking it even though there is noticeable improvement in my mouth.
I have BMS. I have had it since Jan 2017. I just found out I am allergic to 4 materials used in dental procedures. (Test at Contact Dermatitis Institute). I have been going to the dentist since I was 7, first root canal at 10... now 39. 14 fillings, 5 crowns, 1 implant... think thats why I developed an allergy to dental materials. Last filling was in Sept 2016. Mouth burning started Jan 2017. Not sure theres a connection, either are any of my doctors. Need a dentist that can do work without acrylate based materials but can't find one. I've seen lots of doctors, had lots of tests... Any more udpates on BMS?
I have had BMS since 2014 after a very aggressive tooth extraction. It began as extreme dysgusia then went to extreme burn after 6 months. After seeing every dentist/oral surgeon/ENT in town, I became a patient at The Mayo Clinic. There is no cure. They put me on high doses of Gabapentin and Clonazapam. They help, but every day is still a nightmare. BMS has taken my happy life away from me. I am so sorry for anyone who suffers with this
My started after I burnt the roof of my mouth several months ago, however, I have 2 friends that have the same symptoms after a nerve was hit when they had freezing for a dental procedure. Is it nerve based? My doctor says no, but I'm skeptical.
yes, I too suffered with this after a dental visit, I went for a deep clean,scale and polish, and mouth felt strange sensation,straight after, like like tooth rubbing inside of cheek, sometimes a pinching feeling,and a burning /and or stinging pain,when of which is bad,wears me down! I have been prescribed Amytryptyline 10mg, and started this a while ago,but felt dry mouth/tired so stopped, but am going to try again and persever, This condition and finding a cure scares me!
Hi it is going to be 8 years in May, 2018 that my mouth started to burn after a root canal. It has been a living hell I have lost over l5 pounds and I am so thin now. I have been all over Manhattan searching for answers from different doctors and nothing. After a years of having this it started to simmer down on and off but now every since August of 2017 it has been burning non stop just a few days on and off and it comes right back. I am going back to a new Oral Surgeon this week and sees what he has to say. I am so unhappy I have lost my desire to even go out and socialize. I am just pray to God some one helps us with a cure one day. It gotten to the point that I just do not know what to eat anymore. I am still so thin it is horrible. I have tried mouth washes and things to swirl in your mouth and nothing. I have to becareful with centain meds like tylenol because it also burns :-(
I had major dental work done and burning mouth syndrome appeared My teeth & gums drive me crazy. My mouth is so dry I can hardly talk. I’ve tried pilocarpine torches & Klonipine.
No help. I know my dental work brought it on.
Yes after “TMJ bite correction with crowns” which was done improperly and then redone. Never the same since and now have gut feeling burning related to metal in crowns.
Yes -- strong connection between BMS & extractions in my case. Over 10 years ago I developed burning mouth/ tongue syndrome within a week of having my last 2 wisdom teeth removed (this was not as a teenager but in my middle age). I assume there must have been some nerve or tongue damage during the surgery. No migraines, no numbness, but definite sharp changes in taste and sometimes sensations of "pins & needles". Often unpleasant and difficult just to swallow water! My oral surgeon as well as my regular dentist had few suggestions re alleviating the new problem. I finally found the name BMS on the internet and realized others had had similar problems. Very slowly my situation improved. It took about 5 years to get back to normal taste & sensitivity in my mouth. 11 years after those 2 extractions I developed some variety of TMJ disorder -- so the TMJD may not be related to the BMS. Thanks for the opportunity to report my experience. Glad you are researching this.
Thank you so much for doing research on BMS. It's a horribly painful condition and began for me about 2 or 3 months after having 6 teeth extracted and a permanent bridge put in about 11 years ago. It was elective cosmetic surgery. After a couple of weeks of pain, I went to my dentist and explained my problem. The burning only affects the bridge area and I have several other crowns which are not a problem. The bridge is in the top front of my mouth. It also affects the bottom teeth where I had Veneers put on. My tongue will burn and get irritated on the area where it touches this bridge and my gums at the bottom of the veneers, and I get what some call geographic tongue, with cracks along the middle of my tongue. My Dentist still says it is not related to the materials in the bridge, but I KNOW it is. I'm also allergic to nickel, so I paid extra for porcelain on gold instead of dental metal.
I wanted to share what I have found to help somewhat. First, I have only attacks of BMS lasting from a few days to a few weeks or even longer. It usually happens in Spring and Fall when my other allergies are at their peak. I find that when I have BMS, it helps to brush 4 or 5 times a day with Arm and Hammer Peroxicare toothpaste. I also sometimes use Magic Mouthwash only at night before bed. It helps ease the pain so I can get to sleep, but I also take a prescription drug to help me sleep. I've tried gabapentin but I believe it helped cause my last attack and I stopped taking it. I was already taking duloxetine (brand name Cymbalta) for Multiple Sclerosis pain. It was recommended on this site not to mix the two. I floss heavily every night which also helps. Usually, I take two fluconazole, 1 a day for two days, of the 150 mg tablets and that will usually take care of it, which makes me wonder if candida (thrush) is also involved.
This is getting way too long so let me know if I can clarify any information above. I will also share other health conditions and medications with you.
My burning mouth syndrome started as I left the dentist office following dental whitening which was a procedure I did not choose but was included following invislign I had for 9 months to straighten my teeth as I had trouble cleaning them. The invisilign was not a painful of difficult procedure. However as I left the dentist office I mentioned burning. The indicated it was normal and might last for 2 days to 2 weeks and that I should use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. This did not help at ALL and then they implied it was due to stress or anxiety and not due to anything from the dental whitening. No regular ibuprofen or aspirins help AT ALL>
It has been 4.5 years now and I am still trying everything possible. I have spent thousands of dollars with promised from naturopaths, chiropractors, chinese acupuncture , meditation clinics at Mt Sinai, regular yoga which helps but only temporally following the session. I have tried all the gabapentins, pregabapentins, tryptalenes.. clonazepam seems to help me at least get to sleep. The only real release from pain is after a bottle of wine.
I am currently having acupuncture with a chiropractor and some kind of electrode treatment with another which I think are slowly decreasing the pain. I have tried a cleansing diet with no dairy, red meat, wine, fruit, and this seemed to help. Maybe it reduces inflammation. I think my nerves and or dental pulp were damaged during the whitening but the dentist will not admit this.
I am mostly becoming a recluse because talking hurts, walking hurts and moving...
Since I cannot eat a lot of food including spicey, garlic, cheddar, marinades, lemon, vinegar, dressings I am not much fun to go out with.
So I hope time will help heal and I plan to continue the very restricted diet and yoga and hope it will eventually leave.
I developed BMS in May after having 3 crowns put on and 1 filling. My symptoms started as dry mouth and then turned into burning sensation on tongue, roof of mouth, and gums, sour taste in mouth, tingling lips and cheek (all on the side of the dental work). I've been to two different dentists and they say it can't be an allergy and that it's probably my stress that's causing me to grind and clench in my sleep and that's putting pressure on a nerve. But I wasn't anxious before the procedures. My anxiety started with the BMS because I didn't know what was happening.
My symptoms started two weeks after the root canal. Burning on the roof of my mouth and tongue. Its been 4 months or so..
The only this that helps is eating or chewing gum. So tired of this; this has taken my happiness away.
I went back to the dentist and had the post and the filling materials removed yesterday. The burning is still there.. hope that it goes away .. just wondering if I was allergic to any of the materials used.
Did anyone try antihistamines? Just wondering of it would help
A Dental procedure kicked mine off!
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