Burning mouth syndrome: a discussion about possible etiological factors and treatment modalities

Authors

  • Paula Aparecida Nakazone Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”
  • Andressa Vilas Boas Nogueira Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Unesp, Araraquara (SP)
  • Francisco Guedes Pereira de Alencar Júnior Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Elaine Maria Sgavioli Massucato Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Unesp, Araraquara (SP)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v8i2.8642193

Keywords:

Burning mouth syndrome, Xerostomia, Mouth diseases

Abstract

Although several studies discuss the contributing factors associated with the burning mouth syndrome (BMS), there is still controversy with regard to its etiology. Therefore, in the majority of cases, the establishment of an adequate diagnosis and consequently the best treatment modality is complicated. In order to assist the clinician in the establishment of the correct diagnosis and management of BMS, this article reviews the literature, providing a discussion on the various etiologic factors involved in BMS, as well as the best treatment modalities for this condition that have showed to be the most effective ones in randomized clinical trials. In addition, the authors discuss some clinical characteristics in the differential diagnosis of BMS and other oral diseases. It is important for the clinician to understand that BMS should be diagnosed only after all other possible causes for the symptoms have been ruled out.

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Author Biographies

Paula Aparecida Nakazone, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”

DDS, MS, Post-graduate student, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (Unesp), Araraquara (SP)

Andressa Vilas Boas Nogueira, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Unesp, Araraquara (SP)

DDS, MS, Post-graduate student, Department of Diagnosis and Surgery, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Unesp, Araraquara (SP)

Francisco Guedes Pereira de Alencar Júnior, Marquette University School of Dentistry

DDS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of General Dental Sciences, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Elaine Maria Sgavioli Massucato, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Unesp, Araraquara (SP)

DDS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnosis and Surgery, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Unesp, Araraquara (SP)

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Published

2015-12-14

How to Cite

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Nakazone PA, Nogueira AVB, Alencar Júnior FGP de, Massucato EMS. Burning mouth syndrome: a discussion about possible etiological factors and treatment modalities. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Dec. 14 [cited 2022 Aug. 18];8(2):62-6. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8642193

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