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Burning Sensation in the Mouth: Symptoms and Treatment

Have you ever felt a burning mouth sensation? It is a little bit difficult to explain this condition that causes uncomfortable symptoms.

The hardest thing here is that this syndrome can develop out of the blue and reasons are not always clear.

You can suddenly start feeling that your mouth is burning happening anywhere at any time.

People can have concerns about this syndrome because most of the times doctors don’t find the main reason for it.

A patient commonly begins to feel it on the roof of the mouth, lips, inner cheeks and tongue.

It can turn a chronic problem affecting the daily activities of the person who is suffering from it.

However, it may happen periodically too.

Knowing the possible roots of this and treatment alternatives for the burning mouth sensation can aid you to cope with the situation and find relief.

But, the thing is that doctors do not always have the answer to it.

And this makes tougher to find proper medication.

The only thing they know for sure so far is that women are more likely to get than men.

Symptoms of Burning Mouth Condition

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Burning mouth sensation causes patients a painful burning feeling.

Most of the times the condition is related to the pain or burning mouth sensation that an acid reflux or allergic reaction may cause to some people.

Patients can often confuse signs and associate it to an allergic reaction. Some symptoms could be:

  • Tooth decay
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sore mouth
  • Uncomfortable feeling as well as a painful burning sensation on lips, tongue, palate, throat, and gums
  • Tingling, or numbing impression inside the mouth
  • A patient can develop bad breath too
  • You can be thirsty all the time
  • Start losing appetite
  • Bitter taste most of the time
  • No visible or physical signs to justify your symptoms
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Loss of taste

Furthermore, if you are experiencing burning mouth symptoms, your daily activities like eating, talking, or laughing will also be quite uncomfortable or painful.

In most cases, people with burning mouth condition experience little or no pain while sleeping.

The sensation can decrease its strength or increase it day after day.

How can Doctors Help me to Get Rid of this?

Well, first of all, you must go to see a doctor. Sometimes there will be visible signs of this disease, and some others won’t.

In fact, most of the times there will be not ulcers or obvious explanations for this burning mouth sensation.

Probably, this feeling is comparable to the burning sensation of eating spicy Mexican food that is often too hot to handle.

Many people love spicy food because they say that it is tastier than others.

So, they prefer eating spicy food whether Mexican or not.

As a person often eating spicy food, you know that sometimes you struggle with acid reflux and this burning mouth sensation.

But, I have to say that this feeling must go away anytime soon after you finish your meal.

Even if you eat habanero peppers, the taste must go away. It won’t last hours or days!

Plus, here you have some remedies:

Lavender Oil may help!

According to some patients, lavender oil is an excellent remedy for the burning mouth syndrome.

Take into account that you shouldn’t take pills or medications without a prescription.

If you want to try this, is good for you to know that lavender oil is known as an excellent natural remedy for any oral or dental diseases.

And using it can help to reduce sore, and swelling.

Change Your Toothpaste Brand!

Home remedies can help a lot when it comes to this syndrome.

Just keep in mind that you need to visit a doctor first.

However, there is something super easy you can do: Change your toothpaste brand!

Switching it can aim to calm the symptoms.

Changing your toothpaste can be helpful especially if it contains sodium lauryl sulfate.

Probably you are thinking that it won’t work since it is quite insignificant changing it.

But it may help you, so you don’t really lose something by doing it.

 Try Aloe Vera!

This is a natural coolant that you can try when you have burning mouth syndrome.

I always say that natural remedies can help a lot when it comes to dental problems.

However, you need to visit a dentist in Tijuana or your doctor to prevent diseases, even when this syndrome can’t be avoided.

Aloe Vera helps to hydrate your skin too and works well to treat accidental burns in the kitchen and sunburns too.

Drink Cold Water!

Maybe this is pretty obvious, but I’m going to recommend it even so.

Cold water can reduce the burning mouth feeling.

It is clear that it is because of the cold temperature numbing the nerves in your mouth providing a relief for a while.

Drinking water will also help to reduce your thirst sensation and will provide hydration too.

Since you can’t drink too much water each day, you can also try other remedies along with it.

Modify your Diet Habits!

If you start to feel the burning mouth sensation eating different foods may help.

We all know that eating healthy is an important part of keeping teeth in good shape as well as our overall health too.

Try not to eat spicy or hot food, especially if you want to try Mexican food since you are near to Tijuana.

Instead, try fresh fruits and vegetables, cold pasta, ice cream, and salads.

You will need to keep this diet until visiting a doctor. Keep in mind that some spicy food can only aggravate the symptoms when feeling burning mouth.

Vitamin B12 to the Rescue!

The lack of vitamin B12 can lead to burning sensation.

According to some studies, if the body is deficient on this, it can influence mouth tissues including palate, tongue, and gums causing the burning feeling.

Physicians can recommend eating food rich in vitamin B to counter the burning mouth sensation symptoms.

But, don’t take vitamin B12 supplements without a prescription.

Visit a doctor before start using any kind of pills or supplements.

If you start feeling this burning mouth sensation, maybe it is time to see your doctor.

This condition can be moderate or critical, and vary from patient to patient.

Take action right away if you think you may have this disease.

Nowadays, no studies are showing the main reason for it.

Treatment can be harsh since they don’t know real causes for it.

So, visit your doctor and also your dentist in Tijuana for regular check-ups.

A routine visit can help to prevent future health problems.

Dr. Cirenia Aparicio
Dr. Cirenia Aparicio
Dr. Cirenia Aparicio Miranda is our dentist in Tijuana and is hands down the best Mexico dentist.Distinguished by being one of the few members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Aparicio Miranda ́s work is synonymous with excellence and quality.She is a Mexico dentist accredited by the AACD and U.S. licensed dentist. With over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Aparicio Miranda has changed the lives of thousands through her devotion to Dentistry and tender care.

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