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BMS can be caused by psychological as well as physical factors Mr Anish Shah.
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a non-inherited, non-infectious chronic condition characterised by a burning intra-oral sensation.
This sensation can affect the tongue, gums, lips and buccal mucosae either individually or collectively. The tongue is the most commonly affected site and BMS is also known as burning tongue syndrome, oral dysaesthesia, glossodynia and glossopyrosis.
BMS is more common in women. One study suggested approximately one in three women have symptoms of BMS after the menopause. The condition appears to be much less common in men.
It has been reported that approximately two in 100 men and five in 100 younger women had symptoms of BMS.
BMS may be caused by:
- Psychological factors - stress, anxiety, …