The condition of mouth is closely related to overall health. Taking care of teeth and gums is not only a matter of attractive smile and pleasant breath but also the complete well-being of health. Out of various problems, one is Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS). It means chronic continuous oral burning which may cause by any reason. It is characterized by a continuous burning sensation of in the mouth, mainly involving the tongue; others can be in lips, inside the cheeks, gums or throat. There is always continuous sensation of burnt feeling, dryness, tingling, numbness, paining in gulping and reduction in sense of taste. |
The main cause remain unknown but a number of factor contributes to the same are mentioned below- 1.Hormonal and allergic disorders- (like vitamin deficiencies or acid reflux or menopause) 2.Systematic or psychological problems- (like diabetes or hypothyroidism or chemotherapy for cancer) 3.Chronic Salivary gland dysfunction 4.Mucosal Pain 5.Dysesthesia (abnormal unpleasant sensation) 6.Dysgeusia (altered taste perception)
Some medications/ prescription can cause dryness, which can irritate the inner lining of mouth, resulting in fungal infection, contributing to burning mouth. Even allergic reactions in toothpaste or dentures can cause irritation in the mouth.
Now as you are aware of the various main causes of the burning sensation in mouth. The next step is to understand the ways to get easy relief from this problem.
Burning Mouth Syndrome can be treated by various strategies that include avoiding smoking, alcohol, coffee consumption, acidic eatables, or spicy foods. Drinking lots of water helps in overcoming this burning sensation by keeping mouth moist. Avoiding dryness in the mouth helps to cure burning mouth therefore promoting saliva production is must. Keeping away from stress by doing yoga or exercise is also effective. In some cases, BMS resolves itself over time. The utmost important thing to deal with this problem is effective Dental care. A proper dental hygiene should be taken in order to have a healthy and prolonged life of teeth and gums. Poor dental health not only leads to numerous problems but also body illness. Severe pain and discomfort is a sign of some serious dental problems. Therefore, it is really important to prevent sensitive dental problems.
This burning problem may also be related to periodontal diseases. Local factors like plague and calculus are majorly responsible for periodontal disease progressions which are needed to remove to achieve good health. There are various Periodontal Instruments that help in proper diagnoses of the disease and also in curing them.
So there is a sincere effort required for keeping these instruments clean and updated. One of the most important one is known as periodontal probe which is used to locate measure and mark the pocket depths around a tooth in order to establish the state of health of the periodontium. It is like a tapered rod like instrument with a blunt round tip and is inserted with a gentle pressure in the pocket. These are divided into 5 generations-
1.First generation probe are conventional or manual probes; 2.Second generation probe are pressure sensitive probes; 3.Third Generation probes are computerized probes; 4.Fourth Generation probes are three dimensional probes; 5.Fifth Generation probes are ultra-sonography probes.
Various instruments manufacturing companies are – Hu-Friedy, Premier, Miltex and API
Therefore, constant discussion with dentist and continuous medical aid is necessary to cure burning sensation and various other teething problems. The aim is to remove all the factors which are contributing to disease progression and make conducive for dental health maintenance.Along with the tooth care, these Periodontal Instruments used during the treatment also require utmost care and attention for its proper function.
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