Burning tongue syndrome is a painful and often frustrating condition — some people compare it to having burned their mouth with hot coffee. The burning sensation often affects the tongue, the roof of the mouth, the gums, the inside of the cheeks, and the back of the mouth or throat. This condition can also be known as "burning mouth syndrome," "scalded mouth syndrome," "glossodynia" and "stomatodynia."
Once burning tongue syndrome begins, it can persist for many years. People who have it might wake up with no pain only to find that the burning sensation grows progressively worse throughout the day. They might have difficulty falling asleep, and this discomfort and restlessness can cause mood changes, irritability, anxiety and depression.
But don't fret; you and you dentist/doctor can work together to discover the cause and find solutions. The following are some of the minor causes of burning tongue syndrome: