Burning Mouth Syndrome | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Is there anything I can do to get rid of the taste in my mouth?
  • I’m having trouble sleeping because of the pain. What should I do?
  • Could a different toothpaste help me with the pain and taste in my mouth?
  • Should I take any vitamin supplements to help with the pain?
  • Is something I’m eating causing the problem?
  • What changes should I make to my diet?
  • I’ve had dry mouth for several years. Am I at higher risk of developing burning mouth syndrome?
  • When I’m past menopause, will the burning mouth syndrome go away on its own?


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