Changes in the quality of life and acoustic speech parameters of patients in various stages of prosthetic rehabilitation with an obturator after maxillectomy

Publication date: Available online 12 July 2019Source: The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAuthor(s): Kanchan P. Dholam, Gurmit Bachher, Sandeep V. GuravAbstractStatement of problemProsthetic interventions at various stages help patients recover from esthetic and functional disabilities. However, little is known regarding their impact on patient quality of life (QOL) during various phases of treatment.PurposeThe purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate changes in the QOL and acoustic speech parameters of patients rehabilitated by using a prosthesis at various stages after undergoing maxillectomy.Material and methodsA total of 30 consecutive patients who underwent maxillectomy resection and successfully completed all phases of rehabilitation with obturator prostheses were included. The study was conducted in 4 phases. In the preoperative phase, patients were evaluated for QOL and speech, and dental impressions were made. In the immediate postoperative phase, patients were rehabilitated with a delayed surgical obturator on the fifth postoperative day and were evaluated for QOL and speech on the 12th postoperative day. In the interim obturator phase, patients were rehabilitated with an interim maxillary obturator between the 12th and 15th postoperative days and were evaluated for QOL and speech after using the prosthesis for a minimum of 1 week. In the definitive phase, nonradiated patients were rehabilitated with a definitive prosthesis in the sixth week, and radiated pati...
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

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