POST INSERTION COMPLAINTS ASSOCIATED WITH NEW COMPLETE DENTURE
The aim of this study was to determine the frequent post insertion complaints associated with complete denture. This cross sectional study was done on 117 patients wearing complete dentures who came to the Department of Prosthodontics of Dow International Dental College with post insertion complaints from January to December 2017. These patients came for the first visit within the first month after the insertion of complete denture. The assessment of all post-insertion complaints was done by one prosthodontist. The questionnaire included information on age, gender, type of denture, chief complaint and place where the denture was fabricated. This was followed by a clinical examination. Patients were informed about the study. After obtaining consent the data were collected.
Regarding the post insertion complaint, 75% of patients faced pain and discomfort. 65% reported difficulty in eating. Looseness of denture was reported by 58%. 35% experienced difficulty in speech complaints regarding food accumulation under and around the prosthesis were reported by 17%.
The most common post-insertion complaint of complete denture was pain and discomfort followed by difficulty in eating. Identification of post insertion complaints in different types of prosthesis would be very supportive to developing strategies to prevent and manage these more effectively by reducing all negative factors associated with these complains.
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