If you’ve ever felt like your tongue is on fire, you could be dealing with burning mouth syndrome. You may have to deal with discomfort in the morning, all day, or sporadic pain. Burning mouth syndrome—also known as burning tongue syndrome—can cause a burning sensation in your gums, lips, throat, or mouth. Many patients also experience dry mouth, increased thirst, bitter or metallic food, or a loss of taste.
Sadly, no one knows exactly what causes this rare syndrome. However, you are at greater risk if you are a woman, are postmenopausal, or older than fifty. Sadly, due to discomfort, individuals with burning mouth syndrome may experience difficulty falling asleep, depression, anxiety, difficulty eating, and trouble socializing.
Fortunately, if you are dealing with burning mouth syndrome there are a few things you can do. First, we recommend visiting Royse City Dental Care as soon as possible. Dr. Hutchinson, Dr. Gabrielsen, or Dr. Craig will help you deal with this issue. Depending on your circumstances, we may recommend visiting a specialist.
However, there are also things you can try at home to avoid discomfort. For instance, try drinking more—though we recommend avoiding carbonated beverages and alcohol. You should also avoid using tobacco products, spicy foods, and acidic foods and drinks. You should also avoid mint and cinnamon—even mint and cinnamon in toothpaste. Exercising, having a hobby, and staying active can also help.
Luckily, if you avoid these foods and visit our team, the discomfort caused by burning mouth syndrome will be more manageable. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with our team, please feel free to give us a call at 972-636-2417. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We are excited to hear from you soon.