World Journal of Dentistry

Register      Login

VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2011 ) > List of Articles


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: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


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.


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.

PDF Share
  1. Xerostomia. Int J Pharm Compound 2000;4:1176-77.
  2. Management of dry mouth and halitosis. Practitioner 1990;234:618-19.
  3. Dental management and prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with head and neck cancer. Head and Neck Surg 1980;3:27-42.
  4. Dental rehabilitation of the patient with severe caries after radiation therapy. Special Care in Dentistry 1986;6(6):258-61.
  5. Endodontics and the irradiated patient. Oral Surg 1976;42:679-87.
  6. Hong Kong Dental Journal 2005;2:132-34.
  7. Partial removable prosthodontics. In: Dentistry. Philadelphia: Saunders Core Textbook 1988:11,27, 67, 83-110, 132.
  8. In Stewart's Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics (4th ed). Quintessence Publishing Co Inc 2008:205-48.
  9. Designing successful removable partial dentures. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, March 2006.
  10. A clinical evaluation of removable partial dentures with I-bar retainers (Part I). J Prosthet Dent 1979;41:246-54.
  11. Tripping action of bar clasps. J Am Dent Assoc 1936;23:596.
  12. A randomized clinical trial of two basic removable partial denture designs (Part I): Comparisons of five—year success rates and periodontal health. J Prosthet Dent 1994;72:268-82.
  13. Overdentures for the irradiated patient. J Prosthet Dent 1984;51:314-17.
  14. Removable partial overdentures for the irradiated patient. Dent Clin North Am 1990;34:759-63.
  15. Use of implant prostheses following radiation therapy. J Prosthet Dent 1978;40(5):663-67.
  16. Use of a palatal reservoir in denture patients with xerostomia. J Prosthet Dent 1984;52:540-44.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.