Burning Mouth Syndrome

Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2003 Mar;38(2):89-92.

Effect of millimeter therapy in burning mouth syndrome.

[Article in Chinese]

He Y, Lin M, Li BQ, Xia J, Zeng GM.

Department of Oral Medicine, West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.


OBJECTIVE: To observe the millimeter wave therapy responses in patients with burning mouth syndrome.

METHODS: Eighty patients were randomized divided into 4 groups. The first group was treated with both millimeter wave irradiation and routine medication, the second group with millimeter wave irradiation, the third with pretending millimeter wave irradiation and routine medication and the fourth with routine medication. Pain, extravasated blood level and autonomic nerve system condition were double-blindly evaluated either before or after the treatment.

RESULTS: Statistically significant difference (P < 0.05) was found as the degree of pain was compared before and after treatment of all the 4 groups. The first and second group, which were affected by the millimeter wave irradiation, had obvious improvements in the extravasated blood level and autonomic nerve system condition (P < 0.05). When the 4 groups were compared with each other, there were significant differences (P < 0.05) between the first and the fourth groups, and the second and the fourth groups regarding the reduction of pain. According to extravasated blood level, significant differences (P < 0.05) were found in the first and third or fourth groups, the second and third or fourth groups.

CONCLUSIONS: The irradiation of holographic point by millimeter wave can improve the patients’ pain, extravasated blood level and autonomic nerve system condition. It might provide a new treatment method for burning mouth syndrome.