PROSTHETIC REHABILITATION OF POST-COVID PATIENTS WITH BLACK FUNGUS
A patient reported to the Department of Prosthodontics, JCD Dental College with hemimaxillectomy due to post-covid black fungus infection.
On clinical examination, direct communication between the oral and nasal cavity was seen due to partial removal of the hard palate and dentoalveolar complex on the front and right side. This leads to difficulty in chewing and swallowing, fluid regurgitation, incoherent speech and unesthetic facial appearance.
At JCD Dental college, the patient was provided with a feeding plate (temporary prosthesis) which solved most of his problems and helped the patient with clear speech and swallowing.
The patient was kept on regular follow-ups and fabrication of definitive prosthesis with teeth (obturator) was done and given to the patient within 3-4 weeks which in addition to prior benefits also helped in chewing and restoring the facial appearance.
I appreciate the commendable work done by post-graduate students and staff of Department of Prosthodontics and wish the patient good health in future.
Dr. Arindam Sarkar
JCD dental college, Sirsa