J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2018 Sep;34(3):239-245. 10.14368/jdras.2018.34.3.239.

Case of making maxillary palatal augmentation complete denture for patient with dysphagia after partial glossectomy

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea. son0513@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

If complication arises after glossectomy which leads to trouble in forming food bolus or transfer of the food, it is possible that either food bolus may block the airway or dysphagia may occur as the food bolus goes down into the airway. To solve the issue, palatal augmentation prosthesis could be used. In this case, the patient with an oral cancer is having difficulties swallowing food after glossectomy. Through taking impressions of polishing surface of his denture referring his tongue movement, the complete denture for the upper jaw was created using the concept of palatal augmentation prosthesis. This new upper denture increases the palatal-tongue contact pressure, allowing the patient to perform better swallowing and better pronunciation.

Keyword

glossectomy; dysphagia; swallowing disorder; palatal augmentation prosthesis

MeSH Terms

Deglutition
Deglutition Disorders*
Denture, Complete*
Dentures
Glossectomy*
Humans
Jaw
Mouth Neoplasms
Prostheses and Implants
Tongue
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