Burning Mouth And Seniors. Dr. Marx Can Help!
mouth usually occurs in individuals over 50, but can affect others as
well. There are several reasons why it occurs.
Denture problems: a new denture, or one that doesn't fit well, can
irritate your entire mouth.
Reduced salivary gland function: Dr. Marx knows that this will cause the mouth to become
dry, inviting oral discomfort, difficulty eating or swallowing, loss of
taste, and a burning mouth. Salivary gland dysfunction sometimes comes
with age. But there are saliva substitutes and rinses at Comprehensive Dental Care that
we can prescribe to protect your
oral tissues, and soothe burning sensations.
Medications: these often dry the mouth (side effects).
Vitamin deficiency: there is some evidence linking burning mouth
syndrome to Vitamin B deficiency.
Candida infections: this is a common oral fungus, usually apparent to
the eye but sometimes undetectable. At Comprehensive Dental Care we can prescribe a
topical anti-fungal agent that can help the problem.
Call us at 202 466-3599 for more information on how we can help you with