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Ripul Pahwa

Department of Prosthodontics, Indraprastha Dental College, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, India

  • Case Report   
    Maxillary Obturator in Hemi Maxillectomy Patient: A Case Report
    Author(s): Ishita Dureja*, Ripul Pahwa, Akshay Pahwa and Ritika Satija

    Defects in the maxillary jaw can be congenital, developmental, acquired, traumatic or surgical involving the oral cavity and related anatomic structure. Absence or loss of some or all of the soft palate and/or hard palate results in insufficient structure or altered function of the remaining tissues. Defects can cause disruption of articulation and airflow during speech production and also nasal reflux during deglutition. Patients after surgical resection have altered anatomy due to scaring, tissue contracture, lack of bony support and tissue edema. These patients have problem of regurgitation of water and food through nose and difficulty in speech. These changes require the fabrication of prosthesis and also sometimes repeated prosthesis adjustments to confirm to the soft tissue changes. To prevent this and to help the patient in deglutition and speech defects must be restored with p.. Read More»

    DOI: 10.35248/2247-2452.22.21.980

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