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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 761251, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/761251
Case Report

Management of Sjogren’s Syndrome Patient: A Case Report of Prosthetic Rehabilitation with 6-Year Follow-Up

1School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery and Periodontics, São Paulo University, Avenida do Café, s/n, Monte Alegre, 14040-904 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
2School of Dentistry, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Ramiro Barcelos 2492, 90035-003 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
3Department of Stomatology, Federal University of Paraná, Campus Botânico, Avenida Prefeito Lothário Meissner 632, 80210-170 Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Received 8 August 2014; Accepted 22 October 2014; Published 13 November 2014

Academic Editor: Pia Lopez Jornet

Copyright © 2014 Marcos de Mendonça Invernici et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Completely and partially edentulous patients with Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) experience severe hyposalivation, xerostomia, and considerable difficulty in using tissue-supported prosthesis. This clinical paper describes the management, treatment, and 6-year follow-up of a patient diagnosed with SS type II, who uses corticosteroids and antihyperglycemic drugs. The patient received restorative, periodontal, and surgical treatments followed by implant-supported fixed prosthesis. Radiographic evaluation and probing depth showed gingival health and no bone loss after 6 years. Treatment with implant-retained dental prosthesis greatly increased comfort and function, offering an alternative to patients with SS.