Gulping a hot drink, taking a mouthful of microwaved mince pie, biting into a cheesy pizza—all these can cause excruciating burns inside your mouth. The tissue on the roof of your mouth is very thin and burns easily. Here's what to do if you burn your mouth. Left to its own devices, your mouth should heal completely in a week or so, but you may be able to reduce healing time if you act quickly to cool down the burn.
Burning mouth syndrome BMS is a complex, vexing condition in which a burning pain occurs that may involve your tongue, lips or widespread areas of your whole mouth, without any obvious reason. The disorder has long been associated with a variety of other conditions — including menopause, psychological problems, nutritional deficiencies and disorders of the mouth, such as oral thrush and dry mouth xerostomia. Some researchers have suggested dysfunctional or damaged nerves as a possible cause. But the exact cause of burning mouth syndrome is often difficult to pin down, and pain may continue for months or years. Treatment of burning mouth syndrome is highly individualized and depends on your particular signs and symptoms and on the underlying cause or causes, if they can be identified.
How to Heal the Roof of Your Mouth After You've Burned It
Back to Burns and scalds. If the wound becomes infected, seek further medical attention. Depending on how the burn happened, you may be advised to have an injection to prevent tetanus , a condition caused by bacteria entering a wound.
You know the feeling: You accidentally take a swig of scalding hot coffee or go for an aggressive bite of just-delivered pizza and immediately regret it. Chrissy Teigen has been there—she recently struggled with a microwaveable sandwich and tweeted about the aftermath. Fans were quick to sympathize. And, just like skin on any other part of your body, the skin in your mouth can experience first-, second-, and third-degree burns, Gary Goldenberg , M. First-degree burns are the most mild and they impact the outer layer of skin the epidermis.