Fitting of Removable Dentures in Schizophrenic Patient Complicated with Tardive Dyskinesia


  • Suwannee Toomtong, D.D.S.


Tardive dyskinesia, Schizophrenic patient, Removable denture


We report a schizophrenic patient who developed involuntary movement of her mouth and tongue during a dental visit. Tardive dyskinesia was suspected from her antipsychiatric medications, then her psychiatrist was consulted and notified about her concurrent symptoms. The dental management includes tooth extraction, prosthodontic treatment including single maxillary denture and lower partial removable acrylic denture with non anatomical teeth to minimize lateral force and improved stability. Denture adhesive is employed to increase retention of the maxillary denture. The result shows a satisfaction of mastication and recovery of facial esthetic. Both the dentist and patient are very satisfied with the treatment.


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สุวรรณี ตุ่มทอง ท.บ. Fitting of Removable Dentures in Schizophrenic Patient Complicated with Tardive Dyskinesia. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 10 [cited 2022 Aug. 14];45(4):253-9. Available from: