Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
     
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208
 

Seniors and burning mouth
 

Burning mouth usually occurs in individuals over 50, but can affect others as well. There are several reasons why it occurs.

Denture problems: a new denture, or one that doesn't fit well, can irritate your entire mouth.

Reduced salivary gland function: Dr. Jarvis knows that this will cause the mouth to become dry, inviting oral discomfort, difficulty eating or swallowing, loss of taste, and a burning mouth.  Salivary gland dysfunction sometimes comes with age.  But there are saliva substitutes and rinses at Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc that we can prescribe to protect your oral tissues, and soothe burning sensations.

Medications: these often dry the mouth (side effects).

Vitamin deficiency: there is some evidence linking burning mouth syndrome to Vitamin B deficiency.

Candida infections: this is a common oral fungus, usually apparent to the eye but sometimes undetectable.  At Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc we can prescribe a topical anti-fungal agent that can help the problem.

Call us at (614) 882-5208 for more information on how we can help you with burning mouth.
 

Burning Mouth
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.


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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.