When to see your doctor about dental and mouth issues

 

Medicines aren’t usually prescribed for burning mouth syndrome as there isn’t enough evidence to show that they can help, but the British Medical Journal best practice advice is that CBT is sometimes used as research suggests talking about the problem can help you cope better and may reduce symptoms.

And then there’s always HRT…
HRT may help. It will increase oestrogen levels which may support the mucus membranes. Symptoms will return when you stop taking HRT. Some women report that it makes little, to no difference, but it may work for you. You’d need to weigh up the risks and benefits. 

The usual Hot Flush caveat here that this is something to be discussed with your doctor. There are pros and cons to taking HRT. See our vlog, ‘What is HRT’. We don’t take a view. It’s for you to decide whether it’s for you or not. 

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