Thirteen maxillary full dentures over 10 years: A case of peripheral painful traumatic trigeminal neuropathy

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There are multiple reasons for failure of full maxillary dentures. It is necessary for clinicians to consider the rationale behind the failure of the prosthesis before remaking a maxillary full denture. Diagnostic categories related to pertinent maxillofacial and oral neuropathies and psychosocial issues are also discussed. Here, we present a case with a natural history that supported a diagnosis of peripheral painful traumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PPTTN). Furthermore, the clinical oral examination revealed findings that were consistent with atrophic glossitis, necessitating an investigation of diagnoses of nutritional deficiency–induced neuropathy and/or oral candidiasis.

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