What is the role of dental prosthesis in the etiology of 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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Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) symptoms have been noted in patients with dental prostheses. [45] Local trauma (particularly in patients with parafunctional habits) has been proposed as a mechanism of secondary burning mouth syndrome (BMS). As mentioned above in Immunologic etiologies, contact dermatitis due to materials used in prostheses may also be a mechanism.


Source Article: Burning Mouth Syndrome: Proposed Etiologies

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