Sjogrens syndrome burning mouth symptoms

SJÖGREN’S Syndrome: The Secret of How to Stop a Painful, Burning Mouth

According to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Sjögren’s’ Syndrome has catastrophic effects on the mouth that affects over 4 million people, 90% women. I have seen extensive cavities, cracked teeth, missing teeth, bone infections, gum infections. And those symptoms have affected the body such as chronic fatigue, extreme weight loss, organ failure, chronic body pain and lymphoma. The gum tissues (gingiva) can be painful. The gums can feel like they are burning. The gums feel on fire.

The reason the gum tissues are very painful with Sjögren’s Syndrome is the decreased salivary flow. The mouth saliva normally buffers the pH of the mouth. The pH is the level of acidity. When the pH drops below 5.5, the gum tissues begin to be degraded, destroyed and hurt. And it hurts badly. Sjögren’s patients really, really suffer.

“There is hope. There is help. The key factors for you to consider is science. Science is logic. Logic is truth. Specifically, chemistry. Acid – base reactions gives the answer to stop the acids in the mouth.”

•  Simply take a tablespoon of household baking soda, which is sodium bicarbonate, and add it to 8 ounces of warm distilled water.
•  Mix thoroughly with a spoon to dissolve the baking soda powder in the warm water. This creates a custom mouthwash that stops the acid burns — immediately. Instant relief. •  The homemade mouth rinse acts as a base to neutralize the mouth acid.
The warm baking soda rinse soothes the gums, bones and teeth of your mouth.
•  Do not attempt to aggressively brush your entire mouth with the baking soda powder or toothpaste. It’s way too abrasive and will cause your gums to peel back and bleed, resulting in more mouth damage and extreme pain.

So, Sjögren’s patients, there is hope and help with this homemade remedy for a painful, burning mouth.

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~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach