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Burning mouth in a diabetic

02/28/2009

Question:

Can burning mouth have anything to do with diabetes.

Answer:

There have been reports of burning mouth occurring more frequently in diabetic patients; however, the evidence is weak and not well-controlled. At this point, there is no clear understanding of what causes this annoying condition or how to best treat patients who develop it. 

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University