Which physical exams could be performed in patients with 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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  • Examination of the skin and nails may indicate possible nutritional deficiencies.

  • Examination of the joints and skin may suggest connective tissue diseases.

  • A complete neurologic examination with particular attention to sensory disturbances may be supportive of a systemic disorder, such as diabetes or B12 deficiency.

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