Augmentation Prosthesis, Lingual Function
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Palatal Augmentation Prosthesis (PAP) for an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patient. The patient’s palatogram was taken during swallowing to assess her lingual function. A PAP was provided to assist her with feeding and swallowing functions. The patient’s lingual pressure strength showed increases, and she was able to feed well using PAP. This devise was useful for assisting lingual dysfunctions due to various diseases.
Kikutani, T., et al. (2006). Case presentation: Dental treatment with PAP for ALS patient, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 32 (1), 32-35.