Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) occurs when a patient experiences a prolonged feeling of pain, stinging, tingling, or burning in their mouth. It can last for months or even years. While difficult to provide a scientific test for, it may be caused by an underlying issue or be its own problem.

Your doctor can help you find relief from  BMS by identifying the cause, which could be an allergy to dentures, a reaction from medication, a nutritional deficiency, an infection in the mouth, acid reflux, or even possibly from hormonal changes. If any of these are the source, the problem will be treated and your BMS should go away. If no cause can be found, it may be that your nerves have become damaged and pain medication can help you to find relief.

For more insight, see  nih.gov’s page on burning mouth syndrome.