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Avances en Odontoestomatología

On-line version ISSN 2340-3152Print version ISSN 0213-1285


ROS LLUCH, N.; CHIMENOS KUSTNER, E.; LOPEZ LOPEZ, J.  and  RODRIGUEZ DE RIVERA CAMPILLO, M.E.. Burning mouth syndrome: Diagnostic and therapeutic actualisation. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.5, pp.313-321. ISSN 2340-3152.

The burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is characterized by the presence of chronic symptoms of burning or pain in clinically normal oral mucosa. This syndrome primarily affects peri and postmenopausal women. The cause is unknown, but the relationship between the BMS and a complex association of biological and psychological factors suggest a multifactorial etiology. Although some treatments have been found effective in particular cases, the clinical searchers are still looking for a treatment that can be effective in most cases. This review makes particular reference to the etiological factors and the treatment of the syndrome.

Keywords : Burning mouth syndrome; glossodynia; stomatodynia; diagnosis; treatment.

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