Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome has almost as many names as it has possible causes. Scalded mouth syndrome, burning lips syndrome, and burning tongue syndrome are just a few of these, and the possible causes range from psychological problems to acid reflux.

The symptoms of this syndrome are a burning sensation, similar to having burned ones mouth with hot coffee, in the roof of the mouth, the gums, the inside of the cheeks, and back of the mouth and throat.

The exact reason for this disorder to develop in a patient is difficult to pinpoint, and, as there is no known cure, the treatment options available tend to have varying degrees of success based on the individual patient.

One of our dentists at Smiles by Design can confirm your diagnosis by reviewing your medical history and listening to your symptom descriptions. They will then develop an appropriate treatment plan tailored just for you.


Burning Mouth Syndrome has no definitive cure at this time, and there are a number of treatment options available. All of these treatments have met with varying degrees of success, but much seems to depend on the specific individual’s reaction to them. At Smiles by Design, we have had some excellent results utilizing laser therapy.

Come in today, or give us a call, so that we can help you on the journey to a healthier smile. With over 20 years of serving the greater Chicago area, we have the experience and tools to help you reach your smile potential!

We offer more Restorative Dentistry Services – Smiles by Design offers a full range of restorative dentistry options that will give you back the confidence and functionality you have been living without. Our restorative dental treatments are designed to enhance our patients’ lives by giving them back the smile they deserve. 

Are you in need of the highest quality restorative dentistry in the greater Chicago area? Do you suffer with a burning sensation in your mouth or throat? Then contact Smiles by Design today to learn more about Burning Mouth Syndrome, and what we can do to help you with our laser treatments!

To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, or to simply find out more information, contact Smiles By Design at (312) 263-2323Send us a message or come by our office and see us today!