What is the definitive treatment for 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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Studies of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) have focused more on etiology than treatment. Currently, no definitive cure exists; many treatments have been tried with variable success. [52] Attempting combinations of therapies may be appropriate; in particular, cognitive therapy may be synergistic with other agents. [53] Additionally, it may be worth empirically treating for other conditions that cause secondary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) based on the nature of symptoms or exam findings.


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