Burning mouth and glossalgia

EBM Guidelines
Apr 27, 2020 • Latest change Aug 10, 2020
Arja Kullaa

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  • Local aetiology is determined by careful inspection of the oral mucosa, tongue and teeth.
  • Underlying systemic diseases are diagnosed (vitamin B12 deficiency, diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome).
  • Dryness of the mouth is identified (causes include pharmaceuticals, such as anticholinergics and tricyclic antidepressants, and Sjögren's syndrome).
  • Burning mouth often has a psychiatric cause that should be treated.

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