Monday, 15 June 2015

Hypodontia is a common problem amongst Cleft lip palate patients

A recent dental review from Malaysia  has reminded dental professionals and informed patients that hypodontia is a common problem amongst patients who present with cleft lip and palate. Cleft lip and palate is a group of conditions that includes cleft lip (CL), cleft palate (CP), and both together. A cleft lip is an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose. The opening may be on one side, both sides, or in the middle. 

These disorders can result in feeding problems, speech problems, hearing problems, and frequent ear infections. Less than half the time the condition is associated with other disorders. One of the most significant problems is that of difficulties in eating due to the opening in the mouth and the routine absence of teeth near the opening. 


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