Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a painful, complex condition often described as a burning, scalding, or tingling feeling in the mouth that may occur every day for months or longer. Dry mouth or an altered taste in the mouth may accompany the pain.
BMS is most commonly found in adults over the age of 60. It is estimated to be about five times more frequent in women than in men.
Doctors and dentists don’t have a specific test for BMS, which makes it hard to diagnose. No specific treatment works for everyone. However, a doctor can prescribe medications to help you manage the pain, dry mouth, or other symptoms.