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Prosthodontic management of radiation induced xerostomic patient using flexible dentures
  1. Varsha Murthy1,
  2. Yuvraj V2,
  3. Preeti P Nair3,
  4. Shaji Thomas2
  1. 1Prosthodontics Department, People’s Dental Academy, Bhopal, India
  2. 2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, People’s College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh, India
  3. 3Oral Medicine and Radiology Department, People’s College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Preeti P Nair, shajihoss{at}


Xerostomia causes discomfort for complete denture wearers as the tissues become dry and friable due to lack of lubricating properties of saliva. Common problems faced by such patients are glossitis, mucositis, angular chelitis, dysgeusia and difficulty in chewing and swallowing. This case report describes a new method in addressing such issues by using flexible complete denture construction in radiation induced xerostomic patient with minimal tissue damage during and after denture construction procedures.

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