Also known as glossopyrosis, burning mouth
or tongue syndrome affects 1-5% of the population. Its onset can be acute or
gradual, it can be exacerbated by local (in the mouth) or systemic causes
(medication, gastro-oesophageal reflux, changes in blood tests, depression,
autoimmune diseases) and it causes great concern in those with symptoms.
How is it manifest?
- Burning tongue/mouth
Tongue/mouth pain or discomfort
Constant metallic or bitter taste
If you experience these symptoms for at
least 2 hours a day for more than 3 months, seek help from a specialist in the
field of Oral Medicine.
There are novelties in the treatment of
Burning Mouth Syndrome which we have at the Instituto Português da Face. Our
mission is to help you, always looking for excellence and trust in the