How is tongue thrusting identified in burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Jan 22, 2018
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Tongue thrusting in patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) may be identified by having the patient swallow a liquid while smiling; leakage through the teeth is suggestive. Patients or family members may also report puckering or tightening of the lips during swallowing.

Source Article: Burning Mouth Syndrome: History

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