A Study on the Taste of Burning Mouth Syndrome Patients

구강작열감증후군 환자의 미각에 관한 연구

  • Ko, Myung-Yun (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Jang, Yong-Seog (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Heo, Jun-Young (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ahn, Yong-Woo (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
  • 고명연 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 장용석 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 허준영 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 안용우 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실)
  • Published : 2006.12.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were any changes in taste function with buring mouth syndrome(BMS). 133 subjects (31 males and 99 females) were included for the study and they were categorized into 2 groups BMS 33 persons, control 100 persons) and investigated in the Dept. of Oral Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital from April,2005 to February,2006. The electrical taste thresholds were measured using an electrogustometer of 4 different sites in oral cavity (tongue tip, tongue lateral, circumvallate papillar and soft palate). The results were as follows : 1. The electrical taste threshold in BMS group was very significantly low. 2. The electrical taste thresholds in male and female of BMS group were significantly lower each other than those of control group 3. The electrical taste threshold of BMS group according to single/multiple lesions and chronicity were not different. 4. After treatment, electrical taste threshold and NAS decreased more significantly.


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