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Burning Mouth Syndrome Treatment

Low Level Laser Therapy can be used in treating symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Low Level Laser Therapy can be used to treat burning mouth syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome Treatment

Burning Mouth Syndrome and Low Level Laser Therapy

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition characterised by a burning sensation or pain in the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat.

It is also known as Glossodynia, Stomatodynia, and Oral Dysaesthesia.

Burning Mouth Syndrome can affect anyone, but it is more common in middle-aged and older women.

Amidst the quest for effective management strategies, here at Sports Therapy Scotland, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) emerges as a promising modality, offering a nuanced approach to alleviating symptoms and promoting tissue healing.

What causes Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Burning Mouth Syndrome also affects men

The exact cause of BMS is often unknown, but several factors may contribute to its development.

These factors include nerve damage, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, oral infections, allergies, dry mouth, psychological factors, and certain medications.

The primary symptom of BMS is a persistent burning or scalding sensation in the mouth, which may worsen throughout the day.

Other symptoms can include dry mouth, altered taste sensation (such as a metallic or bitter taste), tingling or numbness, and increased thirst.

Diagnosis of BMS can be challenging as there is no specific test for it. Healthcare professionals typically diagnose BMS based on the patient’s symptoms, and medical history, and ruling out other possible causes

We use Low Level Laser Therapy treatment for Burning Mouth Syndrome

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy Treatment

At Sports Therapy Scotland, we use Low Level Laser Therapy treatment for Burning Mouth Syndrome which alleviates symptoms and improves our patient’s quality of life.

In some cases, it may involve a multidisciplinary approach, including medications such as topical oral rinses, pain relievers, and antidepressants.

Additionally, managing underlying conditions like dry mouth or nutritional deficiencies may be recommended. Psychological interventions, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, can also be beneficial for patients with BMS.

While BMS cannot be cured completely, most people find relief from their symptoms with appropriate treatment. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plan.

 

Equipment used for Burning Mouth Treatment

Stimulates cellular processes and facilitates tissue repair

Low Level Laser Therapy and BMS

Low Level Laser Therapy

LLLT, grounded in the principles of photobiomodulation, harnesses low-intensity lasers or light-emitting diodes to stimulate cellular processes and facilitate tissue repair.

Its mechanisms of action encompass the modulation of pain perception, enhancement of cellular metabolism, and augmentation of microcirculation, collectively fostering an environment conducive to tissue regeneration.

Picture of Woman suffering from Burning Mouth Syndrome
Burning Mouth Treatment in Glasgow

Low Level Laser Therapy exerts analgesic effects

In the context of BMS, LLLT’s therapeutic efficacy manifests through several mechanisms.

By targeting nociceptive pathways and attenuating pain signalling,

LLLT exerts analgesic effects, ameliorating the subjective experience of discomfort.

Moreover, its ability to augment mitochondrial activity and promote angiogenesis contributes to tissue revitalization, thereby addressing the underlying pathophysiology of BMS.

Viability of Low Level Laser Therapy for Burning Mouth Syndrome

Although the literature documenting Low Level Laser Therapy’s efficacy in Burning mouth syndrome remains evolving, early investigations yield encouraging findings.

A systematic review published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation delineated a significant reduction in pain intensity and enhancement of quality of life among BMS patients after LLLT intervention.

Notably, LLLT’s favourable safety profile underscores its potential as a viable therapeutic adjunct in the management of BMS.

Burning Mouth Treatment in our Glasgow Clinic

Low Level Laser Therapy Treatment Protocols

In light of the multifaceted nature of Burning Mouth Syndrome and the imperative for holistic therapeutic approaches, Low Level Laser Therapy emerges as a compelling intervention warranting further exploration.

As research endeavours continue to elucidate its mechanisms of action and refine treatment protocols, LLLT stands poised as a valuable asset in the armamentarium against Burning Mouth Syndrome. 

It offers renewed hope and therapeutic efficacy to afflicted individuals.

Week 1

3-4 sessions per week

Week 2

3-4 sessions per week

Week 3

2-3 sessions per week