What is the role of the anterior and midline portions of the oral cavity in the physiology of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Jan 22, 2018
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

In general, the anterior and midline portions of the oral cavity tend to be more sensitive than the posterior and lateral aspects to discriminatory touch and warm temperatures. Cold temperatures are perceived more uniformly throughout the mouth.


Source Article: Burning Mouth Syndrome: Anatomy and Physiology

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!