A 5-week Non-Surgical Approach towards Denture Induced Hyperplasia
Carolina Mayumi Iegami*, Regina Tamaki, Pedro Tortamano Neto
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 151
Last Page: 154
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-11-151
Article History:Received Date: 21/11/2016
Revision Received Date: 11/01/2017
Acceptance Date: 13/02/2017
Electronic publication date: 31/03/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Despite the standard approach towards denture-induced hyperplasia being surgery, as elderly population increases the systemic problems are carried along. Thus, surgery might be risky for patients with medical conditions.
In this report, a patient with severe inflammatory papillary hyperplasia, medical problems and dental fear was treated with a 5-week nonsurgical protocol.
Once in a week, the upper denture was relined with a zinc enolic paste, for four weeks. In the fifth week, the denture was relined with fast set polymethyl methacrylate resin instead of zinc enolic paste so that the material would last longer than only a week until the new pair of dentures was manufactured.
Results and Conclusion
The generated pressure combined with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the paste led to the elimination of the inflammatory papillary hyperplasia completely, satisfying the patient and allowing the manufacturing of a new set of complete dentures.