How is burning mouth treated in women?

Burning mouth in women can be exacerbated in women who are experiencing menopause and anxiety or stress.

Treatment can include several types of medications as well as relaxation techniques or therapies. For some people, chewing gum to increase saliva flow or using saliva-inducing medications can also help.

Talk to your dentist if you are experiencing this problem. Treating it depends upon finding the cause of burning mouth.

Dentists may treat burning mouth differently depending on the symptoms. Some anxiety medications, such as clonazepam or chlordiazepoxide, may help manage symptoms of burning mouth. The tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline has been known to have pain relief effects at lower doses. The antiseizure medication gabapentin also has been reported to help with burning mouth.

Continue Learning about Tooth & Mouth Disorders

What is gingival hyperplasia?
Gingival hyperplasia is a condition of gum overgrowth, and it can occur as a side effect in people w...
More Answers
Is temporomandibular disorder (TMD) serious?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
TMD can be serious. For most people, the pain and other symptoms associated with TMD can be resolved...
More Answers
Can temporomandibular disorder (TMD) be prevented?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
The muscles affected by TMD are the muscles used to chew, swallow, and communicate. Most health prof...
More Answers
Can ageusia be prevented?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Ageusia can be caused by a variety of factors. However, there are a few things you can do to help pr...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.