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Prosthetic Full Mouth Rehabilitation in a Case of Xerostomia following Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of Esophagus: A Clinical Case Report

Karunakar B Shetty, Deepa Jayashankar

Citation Information : Shetty KB, Jayashankar D. Prosthetic Full Mouth Rehabilitation in a Case of Xerostomia following Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of Esophagus: A Clinical Case Report. World J Dent 2011; 2 (4):356-359.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1114

Published Online: 00-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim of the study

Complete rehabilitation of a 38-year-old female patient with radiation caries and xerostomia postirradiation therapy for the treatment of carcinoma of esophagus, by a multidisciplinary approach involving specialties of periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics.

Summary

This 38-year-old female patient presented with missing teeth, ill fitting prosthesis, radiation caries and xerostomia as a consequence of radiation therapy. In addition, the patient was severely psychologically affected not just due to the carcinoma, but also due to the adverse effects of cancer therapy. Therefore, rehabilitation of such a patient was aimed not just at careful oral reconstruction of lost and damaged structures but also towards providing a boost to her self-esteem. The outcome of this multidisciplinary approach led to a completely wellrehabilitated patient, both orally as well as psychologically.


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