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Novel Mouth-Exercising Device for Oral Submucous Fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22779909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic inflammatory disease resulting in progressive juxtaepithelial fibrosis of the oral soft tissues and can cause increasing difficulty in mastication, swallowing, speaking, and mouth opening. The treatment of severe trismus requires a combination of surgical release and physiotherapy. Often physiotherapy alone can modify tissue remodeling in OSMF to increase oral opening. This article describes the fabrication and use of a new mouth-exercising device that helps the patient to squeeze/stretch the cheek mucosa to increase elasticity. The device can be used as a sole treatment modality or can be used in association with pharmacological and surgical treatment modalities for OSMF. Improvement in mouth opening was observed in four OSMF patients treated with a mouth-exercising device for 6 months as a sole treatment modality.
Pravinkumar G Patil; Smita P Patil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-849X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301275     Medline TA:  J Prosthodont     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 by the American College of Prosthodontists.
Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, India Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, SDKS Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, India.
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