What is the cause of Burning Mouth Syndrome?

MYSTERY

There is no clear answer to this question. It is likely that hormone fluctuations are involved because the problem happens most frequently in peri- and post-menopausal women but there have been no conclusive studies that support this hypothesis. To get a diagnosis of primary Burning Mouth Syndrome all other factors must be ruled out. The label of ‘primary’ means that no cause can be found.

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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