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Pilot Study: Alleviation of Pain in Burning Mouth Syndrome With Topical Sucralose


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A. Hirsh, The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, 845 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 990 W, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.


Burning mouth syndrome affects 1-3% of the population The exact mechanism is unknown. Bartoshuk has demonstrated sweet hypogeusia in those with burning mouth syndrome. Intensification of sweet taste may compensate for this deficit and reduce the pain.