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What is burning mouth syndrome? Taking B 12 and alph-lipotic acid. Diet related?

What do you know about burning mouth syndrome . I have struggled with this for about 2yrs. I take HR s and am sixty yrs. old. Not serious stress in my life. Generally happy most of the time. I take b-12 and Alph-lipotic acid. Nothing has worked for me so far. I have gone to the Dr. and dentist and neither one of them see any thing visible wrong with me. However, they do admit I have BMS. Has anyone found a solution for this. Could it be my diet? Could gluten or soy contribute to this? I have gone gluten free and that hasn t made any difference either. Thank you for listening.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for asking the query,
Burning mouth syndrome is a painful condition of scalding sensation of tongue, palate, lip throughout the mouth.
It includes symptoms of dry mouth, metallic taste and tingling and numbness of mouth.

You can go through a thorough medical and dental examination to identify the exact source of BMS.

You maintain a good oral hygiene.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy food.
Continue with nutritional suplements like B12 , Alph lipotic acid.
Avoid eating citrus , acidic fruits and juices.
Drink water frequently.
Avoid use of tobacco and alcohol.
Relieve depression if any.

Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing in.

Burning mouth syndrome is the clinically healthy oral mucosa,burning sensation of oral tissues ,pain that starts in the morning and become aggrevated during the day.
The oral mucosa is inflammed due to mechanical irritation,infection or an allergic reaction.

Parafunctional oral habits,myofacial pain,vitamin deficiency,iron deficiency anemia,xerostomia,diabetes mellitus ,anxiety,depression are the other causative factors.
The treatment can be planned based on the cause of disease,

Meanwhile vitamin becosules and iron supplements can be administered.

maintain good oral hygiene.
Include nutrition rich food into your diet.
get your teeth cleaned.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
The discomfort may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth or widespread areas of your whole mouth.
Treatment depends on your particular signs and symptoms, as well as any underlying conditions that may be causing your mouth discomfort.
Drink more fluids, to help ease the feeling of dry mouth, but avoid carbonated beverages.
Don't use tobacco products.
Avoid alcohol and products with alcohol, as they may irritate the lining of your mouth.
Avoid products with cinnamon or mint.
Avoid spicy-hot foods.
Avoid acidic foods and liquids, such as tomatoes, orange juice, soft drinks and coffee.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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