Burning mouth syndrome is an unwanted, painful condition that can persist for several years. With the help of your highly knowledgeable Dayton area dentist, relief from this disorder may be more accessible than you might think. Women, especially as they get older, are more likely to develop this syndrome than men are. Some of the symptoms include:
- Discomfort similar to the feeling encountered when burning the mouth with hot coffee.
- Bitter, metallic taste in the mouth.
- Numb, tingling sensation throughout parts of the oral cavity.
- Dryness of the mouth.
Burning mouth syndrome can affect the entire oral cavity, including the gums, the roof of the mouth, the tongue, the inside of the cheeks and the throat. It can often be difficult to find the exact culprit causing the syndrome, but it has been linked with other health conditions including acid reflux, cancer therapies, diabetes, menopause and deficiencies in nutrition.
If you’re suffering from burning mouth syndrome or other concerns with your oral health, make an appointment to see Drs. Lou and Nick Vitangeli today. With a proper diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan, your Dayton area dentist can help you achieve a healthy, problem-free mouth and a captivating ear-to-ear smile to show it off.