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J Dent Sci. 2022 Jan; 17(1): 399–406. Published online 2021 Sep 2.

Potential differences in somatosensory function during premenopause and early and late postmenopause in patients with burning mouth syndrome: An observational case–control study

PMC8739743 , PMID: 35028063

A smaller study but nicely done with approximately three dozen participants. Probably one of the first of its kind that showed through quantitative sensory testing that post-menopausal women suffering from burning mouth syndrome respond more to noxious thermal stimuli applied to the tongue. The study may support the hypothesis that fluctuations in sex hormones affect somatosensory function in the trigeminal distribution. This is especially so in women in the late post-menopausal stage and affected by BMS.

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List compiled by: Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MSc Med, MSc

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