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Interlink of Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral-Maxillofacial Prosthodontics


Karthik Shunmugavelu*, Karthi Kumar Murari and Shyam Sundar Behura

Background: Restricted mouth opening is evidently seen in Oral Potentially Malignant Disorder (OPMD) which is a chronic condition whereas in prosthodontics, for any treatments, mouth opening is of excellent dimension is required which is in contrary to the patients with OPMD. The current systematic review focuses on interlink of oral and maxillofacial pathology especially OPMD and prosthodontics.

Methods: A detailed literature search was done pertaining to OPMD patients and their association with prosthodontics. Inclusion criteria include various studies done on the above based topics whereas exclusion criteria include individual case reports.

Results: Grand total of 600 cases were identified from 50 papers published in English language literature. Of these 50, 30 were filtered narrowing down to 20 fully downloaded studies pertaining to the topic.

Conclusion: Prosthodontics approach should be done in an exceptional way in patients with OPMD in order to achieve long-term success.

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