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.
Treatment for burning mouth starts by eliminating all possible known causes. This may include vitamin deficiencies, anemia, allergies, and an oral fungal infection.

Once these causes are eliminated the diagnosis left is burning mouth. It then needs to be determined if a topical or systemic approach will be effective.

If a topical approach will work, treatment may involve a prescribed mixture of topical gels or something as simple as tobasco sauce. If a systemic approach is desired than there are a number of medications that can be tried. The most common medication prescribed is clonazepam.

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.

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