How is burning mouth syndrome (BMS) classified based on symptoms?

Updated: Jan 22, 2018
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Another classification of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is based on symptoms, stratifying cases into 3 types, as follows: [6]

  • Type 1 burning mouth syndrome (BMS): Patients have no symptoms upon waking, with progression throughout the day. Nighttime symptoms are variable. Nutritional deficiency and diabetes may produce a similar pattern.

  • Type 2 burning mouth syndrome (BMS): Patients have continuous symptoms throughout the day and are frequently asymptomatic at night. This type is associated with chronic anxiety.

  • Type 3 burning mouth syndrome (BMS): Patients have intermittent symptoms throughout the day and symptom-free days. Food allergy is suggested as a potential mechanism.


Source Article: Burning Mouth Syndrome: Background

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