Speech Complications. Presented by Dr. Austin A. Hayden.
This patient had worn a velum obturator for a number of years. When she was about 3 years old, she was brought to Dr. Gunn, who advised that nothing should be done until she was older. When the patient was about 19, she secured a soft rubber obturator or velum and wore it for about fifteen years, having it changed every year or two. There were certain objections to this. After wearing it for a while the food tasted of rubber and the patient thought she could detect the odor of old rubber. Food would lodge beneath it, and it would have to come out and be cleaned. About five years ago, Dr. Case made the hard rubber obturator which she still wore, and which has been so comfortable that she is not conscious of wearing it. The patient had a mold