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Burning Mouth Syndrome due to Television Moans, an Enigma for Oral Physician: Treatment with Counseling.

Gupta D, Sheikh S, Pallagatti S, Kasariya K, Buttan A, Gupta M - J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects (2014)

Bottom Line: It has been associated with menopause, trigger events and even genetic polymorphisms.Although its etiology remains unclear, there is still much evidence that psychological elements like stress, anxiety or depression do play a significant role.It can be concluded that psychological counseling in general dental practice can provide an effective cure for chronic oral burning sensation with psychological factors involved.

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Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.

ABSTRACT
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a relatively common disease that can severely affect the quality of life of the patient. It causes chronic orofacial pain or oral burning sensation even in the absence of any detectable organic cause. The etiology of BMS is complex and multifactorial. It has been associated with menopause, trigger events and even genetic polymorphisms. Although its etiology remains unclear, there is still much evidence that psychological elements like stress, anxiety or depression do play a significant role. There are several studies in the literature which only report the association of BMS with psychological factors. But to the best of our knowledge, there is no such case reported in the literature which has actually highlighted the management of such a case with psychogenic elements involved. In this case report, apart from discussing the role of psychological factors, the treatment of BMS with emphasis on counseling is also emphasized. Further, it is of interest to know that such patients with psychologically induced burning mouth syndrome have to be evaluated to their deepest details. Even their commonly overlooked gestures and habits like watching a particular television soap opera may be involved in their disease process. It can be concluded that psychological counseling in general dental practice can provide an effective cure for chronic oral burning sensation with psychological factors involved.

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Mentions: The patient and her husband were made aware of the condition and good diet with increased water intake was advised. She was also advised to keep a check on stressful television soap operas, a walk two to three times a day and to keep her busy with some kind of work. After two weeks, the burning sensation had completely disappeared. The redness on lower labial mucosa (Figure 5) and the discoloration on the lower lip were resolved completely (Figure 6). There was no associated difficulty while eating food. The patient was further counseled regarding the situation and was kept on follow-ups.


Burning Mouth Syndrome due to Television Moans, an Enigma for Oral Physician: Treatment with Counseling.

Gupta D, Sheikh S, Pallagatti S, Kasariya K, Buttan A, Gupta M - J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects (2014)

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Mentions: The patient and her husband were made aware of the condition and good diet with increased water intake was advised. She was also advised to keep a check on stressful television soap operas, a walk two to three times a day and to keep her busy with some kind of work. After two weeks, the burning sensation had completely disappeared. The redness on lower labial mucosa (Figure 5) and the discoloration on the lower lip were resolved completely (Figure 6). There was no associated difficulty while eating food. The patient was further counseled regarding the situation and was kept on follow-ups.

Bottom Line: It has been associated with menopause, trigger events and even genetic polymorphisms.Although its etiology remains unclear, there is still much evidence that psychological elements like stress, anxiety or depression do play a significant role.It can be concluded that psychological counseling in general dental practice can provide an effective cure for chronic oral burning sensation with psychological factors involved.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.

ABSTRACT
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a relatively common disease that can severely affect the quality of life of the patient. It causes chronic orofacial pain or oral burning sensation even in the absence of any detectable organic cause. The etiology of BMS is complex and multifactorial. It has been associated with menopause, trigger events and even genetic polymorphisms. Although its etiology remains unclear, there is still much evidence that psychological elements like stress, anxiety or depression do play a significant role. There are several studies in the literature which only report the association of BMS with psychological factors. But to the best of our knowledge, there is no such case reported in the literature which has actually highlighted the management of such a case with psychogenic elements involved. In this case report, apart from discussing the role of psychological factors, the treatment of BMS with emphasis on counseling is also emphasized. Further, it is of interest to know that such patients with psychologically induced burning mouth syndrome have to be evaluated to their deepest details. Even their commonly overlooked gestures and habits like watching a particular television soap opera may be involved in their disease process. It can be concluded that psychological counseling in general dental practice can provide an effective cure for chronic oral burning sensation with psychological factors involved.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus