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Table IV

Characteristics of the BMS patients 6 months after MB treatment. VAS = Visual Analogic Scale (VAS). USF/SSF = Unstimulated and Stimulated Salivary Flow.

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5
Quality of pain No pain No pain No pain Slight burning pain relieved during mealtimes Slight burning, relieved during mealtimes
VAS Pain score 0 0 0 1 1
Teeth coloration No No No No No
Dysgueusia No No No No Slight metallic taste
Xérostomia No No Yes, at waking time, SF normal No Yes, the USF was slightly decreased: 0.18 ml/min, but SSF normal: 2 ml/mn
Stress/Anxiety No No No Moderate stress related to family problems and the burning pain Stress related to the persistent burning pain
Quality of life Good Good Good Moderate but clearly improved since MB treatment Moderate but clearly improved since MB treatment

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