Burning Mouth Syndrome | Diagnosis & Tests


How can my doctor tell if I have BMS?

There is no simple way to test for BMS. Your doctor will examine your mouth and ask about your medical history to find out what might be causing a burning feeling. Your doctor may also need to do some tests to find out what is causing your symptoms. If no cause can be found, you may have primary BMS.


Burning Mouth Syndrome by M Grushka, M.SC., D.D.S., Ph.D., JB Epstein, D.M.D., M.S.D. and M Gorsky, D.M.D. (American Family Physician February 15, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020215/615.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 06/04