What are the classic symptoms 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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Classically, 3 major symptoms are associated with burning mouth syndrome (BMS): pain, dysgeusia, and xerostomia. These occur nearly continuously for at least 4-6 months. The complete triad (pain, dysgeusia, xerostomia) is most commonly found in peri-menopausal and postmenopausal women, while other populations may have fewer symptoms.

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