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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-127

Prosthetic management of an epileptic patient

Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Medicine University of Lagos

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P A Akeredolu
Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Medicine University of Lagos

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This case report illustrates the problems of tooth loss in an epileptic patient. The patient presented with a broken denture following a seizure. She gave a history of breaking and swallowing her dentures during seizures. Before presentation she had worn five upper removable partial dentures. An upper removable partial denture with increased thickness of the acrylic palatal was fabricated and fitted satisfactorily. The patient was taught how to insert and remove the prosthesis as quickly as possible. Epileptic patients can use dentures but run the risk of frequently breaking and swallowing them during seizures. The risk can be reduced if patients and relatives are taught how to remove the dentures prior to or during seizures.

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