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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 204-207

Prosthodontic rehabilitation of completely edentulous patient with partial glossectomy

Department of Prosthodontics, Inderprastha Dental College, Sahibabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Aditi Garg
893/1, Rajendra Nagar, Railway Road, Hapur - 245 101, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.176534

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Oral cancer accounts for about 40% of all cancers inflicting the human beings. Those involving the tongue results in mild to severe deficiencies of phonation, deglutition, mastication, and taste depending upon the degree and extent tissues involved. Often rehabilitation of such patient is a challenge for the prosthodontist and involves a careful observation and evaluation of the residual oral function and ways to restore them. This article presents a case report of prosthodontic rehabilitation completely edentulous patient, who underwent partial glossectomy following surgical resection of the squamous cell carcinoma involving left lateral borders of the tongue. An attempt was made to restore the comfort and function of the patient with the help of palatal augmentation prosthesis, with additional assistance through speech therapy and simple oral exercises.

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