Symptoms of burning mouth syndrome are:
- Burning sensation in the mouth that may affect the tongue, lips, gums, palate, throat or whole mouth
- Tingling or numb sensation in the mouth or on the tip of the tongue
- Worsening mouth pain with progression of day
- Feeling of dry mouth
- Increase in thirst
- Sore or painful mouth
- Altered or loss of taste
Pain in burning mouth syndrome has variable characteristic ---such as mild pain on waking but worsening of pain as the day progresses, or severe pain from morning or intermittent pain (some days there is pain and some days may be entirely pain-free). Although this syndrome can cause severe pain and many other symptoms no noticeable physical changes are seen on the tongue or mouth.
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