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Multidisciplinary Approach in the Management of Geriatric Patients with Accidental Aspirated and Swallowed Removable Partial Dentures: A Case Series

Anupama Aradya, Aradya Hirriyannaiah Venu, Koduru Sravani, Ravi Maraballi Basavaraju

Keywords : Awareness, Denture insertion, Endoscopy, Geriatrics, Removable partial denture

Citation Information : Aradya A, Venu AH, Sravani K, Basavaraju RM. Multidisciplinary Approach in the Management of Geriatric Patients with Accidental Aspirated and Swallowed Removable Partial Dentures: A Case Series. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2022; 12 (4):206-208.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1386

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Management of swallowed dentures involves a multidisciplinary approach. The diagnosis of ingested dentures can be challenging, requiring awareness of different specialists including dentists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, otolaryngologists, anesthesiologists, etc. This case series presents three cases of swallowed removable partial dentures. The first case is a 65-year-old female with a denture transversely impacted between the walls of the esophagus. The second and third case is accidental ingestion of removable prosthesis during swallowing. The dentures were retrieved with the help of a multidisciplinary team approach. The case series aims to spread awareness among the geriatric and general population on the safety aspect of the usage of dentures.

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