What is the role of saliva in the pathophysiology of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Xerostomia in burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is likely related to neuropathy, rather than glandular dysfunction. In studies of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients in comparison to controls, differences in salivary content have been documented, but no differences in salivary quantity or flow have been identified. [17, 18]

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