1) Introduction, Terminology and Definition, Classification.- 2) Epidemiology of Burning Mouth Disease.- 3) Symptomatology of Burning Mouth Disease.- 4) Local Causes of Burning-Mouth-Disease-Like Symptoms.- 5) Non-local Diseases that May Be Associated with Burning-mouth-disease-like Symptoms.- 6) Neurologic Aspects of Burning Mouth Disease.- 7) Psychogenic Aspects of Burning Mouth Disease.- 8) Treatment Modalities of Burning Mouth Disease.- 9) Management of Burning Mouth Disease.
Burning mouth disease (BMD), also referred to as burning mouth syndrome, is an enigmatic disease for both the patient and the clinician. When the disease is not recognized as such, the patient may become exposed to a wide variety of redundant treatments, including dental and surgical procedures. The text is science-based including literature from the past decades as well as practice-oriented containing treatment guidelines established on personal experience from the author. Much attention is paid to the symptoms of various diseases that may mimic those of BMD. Neurologic and psychogenic aspects are well covered, as are the many treatment modalities, such as pharmacological and nonpharmacological ones. Step-by-step approaches are outlined in this book to help make an apparently unbearable disease more or less acceptable to live with. This monograph will be of help for all dental and medical healthcare providers who are involved in the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from BMD and BMD-like symptoms.
Isaac van der Waal (1943) has been trained in oral surgery, oral medicine and oral pathology. He is an emeritus professor at the dental and medical school of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has been the head of the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pathology at the same University.
Isaac van der Waal is the author or co-author of more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, he wrote several books in the field of oral diseases. He served as President of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and of the European Association of Oral Medicine. He is an honorary doctorate at the Semmelweis University in Budapest (Hungary) and received several awards and honorary fellowships in the field of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology.