Speech pattern improvement following gingivectomy of excess palatal tissue.

  title={Speech pattern improvement following gingivectomy of excess palatal tissue.},
  author={Dan J. Holtzclaw and Nicholas J. Toscano},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  volume={79 10},
BACKGROUND Speech disruption secondary to excessive gingival tissue has received scant attention in periodontal literature. Although a few articles have addressed the causes of this condition, documentation and scientific explanation of treatment outcomes are virtually non-existent. This case report describes speech pattern improvements secondary to periodontal surgery and provides a concise review of linguistic and phonetic literature pertinent to the case. METHODS A 21-year-old white female… CONTINUE READING

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