Lorenzo Azzi

Lorenzo Azzi

University of Insubria, Italy

Title: Burning Mouth Syndrome. What is new?


Lorenzo Azzi is a PhD student of the “Biotechnology, Biosciences and Surgical Technology” course at University of Insubria. He is an oral surgeon and oral pathologist. He is assistant director of the Unit of Oral Pathology, Ospedale di Circolo Fondazione Macchi, Varese. He is active member of the Italian Society of Oral Pathology and Medicine (SIPMO) and of the European Association of Oral Medicine (EAOM)


Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is regarded as a puzzling condition for clinicians coming from different specialties. Once considered as a psychiatric disorder, in recent years a new hypothesis for a possible role of the peripheral nerve fibers in the pathogenesis of the syndrome has been suggesteded. The purpose of this presentation is to shed light on the very often controversial data collected from the scientific literature and to illustrate the different important findings of the research carried out in our Institute, which could provide a great help to better understand this mysterious pathology. Salivary fluids analysis, topical application of different molecules, psychological anamnesis, epidemiological data, laboratory and histological findings are described. A following detailed diagnostic and therapeutic approach adopted in our trial is described, supported by the most recent findings in literature and in our research protocols.