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Burning Tongue Syndrome Produced Agony

Author: Kim T.
Date: 08-27-2012
Views: 9,047
Word Count: 220
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 7732-OR

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I experienced rather sudden onset of tongue pain with a fissure or cut developing down the center of my tongue. I went to the dentist thinking that my bottom teeth had shifted some and that the sharp edges were cutting my tongue. Over the next several months I went to my dentist 2 times, an ENT 2 times and an orthodontist hoping to get some relief.

The pain was severe and felt like I had licked a hot oven. My dentist made me a protective shield that covered my bottom teeth which seemed to give a little relief but brought some other unpleasant side effects like excessive swallowing.

During that time I had tried some oils on my tongue (Thieves, Lavender, Peppermint, Wintergreen) for pain relief. The ENT diagnosed burning tongue syndrome and prescribed some medication which I did take for a few weeks with a small amount of relief but not sufficient to warrant taking the medicine.

Then my husband suggested I try Frankincense. I rubbed a drop directly on my tongue every couple of hours and after 3 applications the pain was gone. Now I use the Frankincense on my tongue morning and night with complete relief. I can even go a day or 2 without the oil and remain relatively pain free.

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