2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part E
Burning mouth syndrome: Cross-sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Rathi Rela and Girish R Dongarwar
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) can be defined as burning pain or dysesthesia on the tongue and/or other sites of the oral mucosa without a causative identifiable lesion. The discomfort is usually of daily recurrence, with a higher incidence among people aged 50 to 60 years, affecting mostly the female sex and diminishing their quality of life.
Materials and Methods: 40 medical records of patients diagnosed of burning mouth syndrome and 40 medical records for the control group were studied retrospectively. The study time span was from March 2012 to December 2013.
Results: Menopause, candidiasis, psychological disorders, job status, denture, and dry mouth were significantly frequent in BMS patients. Ultimately, age was defined as a critical predictor. Moreover, we can therefore predict that age is a major determining factor in occurrence of BMS.
Conclusion: As a multifactorial disorder, the treatment of BMS should be executed in a holistic way.
Pages: 295-297 | 1037 Views 52 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rathi Rela, Girish R Dongarwar. Burning mouth syndrome: Cross-sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):295-297.