Treatment of Burning Mouth Syndrome -A report of 2 cases-
Treatment of Burning Mouth Syndrome -A report of 2 cases-
2003 Dec
Byung Sam Kim, Choon Ho Sung, Keon Jung Yoon, Dong Wook Lee, So Young Yang, Chong Min Park, Dong Eon Moon
J Korean Pain Soc
Burning mouth syndrome is a clinical entity characterized by a painful, burning sensation in the oral area, with no visual mucosal abnormalities on clinical examination. Affected patients often present with multiple oral complaints, including burning, dryness and taste alternations. No clear consensus currently exists on the etiology, pathogenesis or treatment of burning mouth syndrome. Two cases of burning mouth syndrome, with severe unbearable pain of the tongue, upper palate and gum were experienced. The patients also complained of insomnia, anxiety and diminished appetite, which had led to weight loss. They were treated with antidepressants, gabapentin and stellate ganglion block. After several months of treatment, the pain and depressive signs, such as insomnia, anhedonia, diminished appetite, decreased.
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