Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for burning mouth syndrome?

A primary physician or a dentist may diagnose BMS if the symptoms are clear. However, BMS is quite often difficult to diagnose and patients are often referred to specialists. Based on the symptoms and causes, doctors of different specialties can diagnose BMS. Dermatologists, dentists, gastroenterologists, ear, nose, and throat specialists can diagnose BMS.

2. What are the other names of BMS?

Burning mouth syndrome is also known as glossodynia, sore mouth, glossopyrosis, sore tongue, stomatodynia, stomatopyrosis, oral dysesthesia, or neuropathic pain, based on the type of symptoms felt by the individual.

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