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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Management of Xerostomia in edentulous patient associated with multiple local conditions a case report


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Case Report

Author Details : Kalamalla A Saran Babu, Ponnapalli Haripriya*, Srinivas Rao Pottem, Hanuman Chalapathi Kumar Voleti, Pavan Kumar Tannamala

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 76-79


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Abstract

Saliva is an important factor in determining the quality of retention in prosthetic management of edentulous conditions. Edentulism associated with multiple local conditions such as hypopigmentation, diabetes, Asthma, oral sub mucous fibrosis, multiple carious lesions etc results in decreased overall flow of salivary rate resulting in xerostomic condition. Due to this, lubricating capability of the saliva gets compromised resulting in loss of comfort and retention of removable dentures.To counteract this problem, numerous techniques have been proposed for incorporating reservoirs that contain salivary substitutes into dentures. This article describes the simplified prosthetic approach in constructing a properly functioning salivary reservoir denture to provide good lubrication to the tissues.

Keywords: Reservoir denture, Retention, Xerostomia, Artificial salivary substitute.

Doi : 10.18231/j.aprd.2019.018

How to cite : Babu K A S, Haripriya P, Pottem S R, Voleti H C K, Tannamala P K, Management of Xerostomia in edentulous patient associated with multiple local conditions a case report. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2019;5(3):76-79

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