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Which Specialist Should I Consult For Burning Mouth Syndrome?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: I have something referred to I think as Burning Mouth Syndrome. I wonder what the cause is. It started 6 months ago, but no one can reply. What type of doctor should I see?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
kindly answer my question and upload images .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX ,

Thanks for consulting Health Care Magic .
This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query .

I have read your query and understand your concern . As far as Burning Mouth syndrome is concerned certain conditions causes the burning sensation such as Oral submucous fibrosis , Lichen planus , fungal infection , Glossitis , Stomatitis , Stress.

I need to know few things about your oral cavity, please answer my questions that will be more helpful for me the arrive at conclusion :

- Do you wear denture ?
- Do you take any medication for any other disease ?
- Do you eat lots of spicy food ?
-Do you have any habit like chewing tobacco , smoking ?

Please send me picture of upper (palate) and lower (tongue) . I would tell you that burning mouth syndrome is stressful condition and I must say there is no need to be worried so much . Please answer my question and upload image I will happy to help . You can simply upload them at the reports section.

Awaiting ....
Thanks .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Tiwari (2 hours later)
1. Yes. I wear dentures, but have for over five years now. Never a problem and they fit well. My physical therapist has asked this too and she thought I should have dentures checked, which I will do, but do not think it is that. But I do have TMD for which I see the physical therapist, as I have this popping of the jaw at times. It is getting better though and they think it may be related to stress, and she treated a certain tense muscle. SO, that was one of my thoughts, dentures or TMD.
2. yes, low dosage of thyroid medication and I take Nexium for GERD. I was wondering if that was the cause but before this I was on omeprazole. Not sure if that was it.
3. No not often.
4.No

I cannot take the pictures now but will try asap. But I have no strange swelling or lesions, as I noticed but will see about dentures checked anyway.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,

Welcome again .

I have read your query and gone through your answers . See Riavanderveen as you are denture wearing denture since 5 years so there is less chance of allergy from denture material but still i will suggest you to consult oral surgeon for clinical examination of oral cavity and Denture .
Secondly as have GERD and you are taking medicine Nexium for that , No doubt Nexium is good medicne but GERD can be the factor causing Burning mouth syndrome . If you have severe symptoms of burning sensation then I will suggest you to consult Gastroentrologist for alteration of dosage of Nexium and in meantime I will suggest you few remedies .
-Dont take stress . Stress can also causes GERD , Burning mouth syndrome , TMD.
-Take proper Balanced and Nurtitious diet. You can take Vitamin supplements .
-Avoid hot and spicy food .
-Drink plenty of water in short intervals .
-Increase protein content in your diet .
-Avoid taking tea and coffee prior to bed time .

Hope I have answered your query .
If you have further query I will be happy to help.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Which Specialist Should I Consult For Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Brief Answer: kindly answer my question and upload images . Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX , Thanks for consulting Health Care Magic . This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query . I have read your query and understand your concern . As far as Burning Mouth syndrome is concerned certain conditions causes the burning sensation such as Oral submucous fibrosis , Lichen planus , fungal infection , Glossitis , Stomatitis , Stress. I need to know few things about your oral cavity, please answer my questions that will be more helpful for me the arrive at conclusion : - Do you wear denture ? - Do you take any medication for any other disease ? - Do you eat lots of spicy food ? -Do you have any habit like chewing tobacco , smoking ? Please send me picture of upper (palate) and lower (tongue) . I would tell you that burning mouth syndrome is stressful condition and I must say there is no need to be worried so much . Please answer my question and upload image I will happy to help . You can simply upload them at the reports section. Awaiting .... Thanks .