Etiology of burning mouth syndrome: a review and update.

  title={Etiology of burning mouth syndrome: a review and update.},
  author={Mari-Paz Minguez-Sanz and C{\'e}sar Salort-Llorca and Francisco-Javier Silvestre-Donat},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  volume={16 2},
INTRODUCTION Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is characterized by an oral burning sensation in the absence of any organic disorders of the oral cavity. Although the cause of BMS is not known, a complex association of biological and psychological factors has been identified, suggesting the existence of a multifactorial etiology. MATERIAL AND METHOD A PubMed/Medline search was used to identify articles describing the different hypotheses regarding the etiology of BMS, as well as the psychological… CONTINUE READING


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