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Clinical Strategies for Complete Denture Rehabilitation in a Patient With Parkinson Disease and Reduced Neuromuscular Control

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Clinical Strategies for Complete Denture Rehabilitation in a Patient With Parkinson Disease and Reduced Neuromuscular Control

Satheesh B Haralur. Case Rep Dent.

Abstract

The dentist has a large role in geriatric health care for the ever increasing elder population with associated physical and neurological disorders. The Parkinson disease is progressive neurological disorder with resting tremor, bradykinesia, akinesia, and postural instability. The psychological components of disease include depression, anxiety, and cognitive deficiency. Poor oral hygiene, increased susceptibility for dental caries, and periodontal diseases predispose them to early edentulism. The number of Parkinson affected patients visiting dental clinic seeking complete denture is growing. This case report explains the steps involved in the complete denture rehabilitation of Parkinson patient. The effective prosthesis will help in alleviating functional, aesthetic, and psychological disabilities of the patient.

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Completely edentulous Parkinson patient with mask-like face and fixed gaze.
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Postsurgical depression due to dentigerous cyst enucleation at third molar region.
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Primary impression in impression compound.
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Secondary impression with border moulding.
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Posterior teeth at occlusion.
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Patient after complete denture rehabilitation.

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