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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-70

Oral dryness and burning mouth syndrome - Causes and treatment options

1 Department of Otolaryngology /Head and Neck Surgery Bundeswehr Station Hospital, Ulm, Germany
2 ENT Unit King Fahad Military Medical Complex, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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MD, Col H Maier
Department of Otolaryngology /Head and Neck Surgery Bundeswehr Station Hospital
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289585

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Both oral dryness and a disorder known as burning mouth syndrome are fairly common oral conditions, It has been estimated that in the United States more than 40 million people suffer from oral dryness and as many as 2.5 million people are afflicted with burning mouth syndrome. Both conditions are not diseases perse, but a group of complaints and symptoms which are caused by a w ide variety of different factors. An overview of the causes and treatment options is given. Special attention is paid to those clinical pictures which are of particular relevance to the field of otolaryngology.

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