A study in the International Journal of Dental Research reporting the latest update on Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) noted two thirds of BMS patients also had Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Burning mouth syndrome is characterized by a recurrent daily burning sensation with no evidence of lesions in the oral mucosa. It is accompanied by subjective dry mouth and dysgeusia (dysfunction of the sense of taste). The tongue is the most commonly affected site, but the condition also affects other sites in the mouth. Its cause and diagnosis is made by exclusion.
We bring this to your attention as we continue to learn about the complexity of TMD as a multi-systems illness with an increasing number of comorbid conditions.