Condition: Parry-Romberg Syndrome

Common Dental Problems and Considerations for Provision of Dental Care:

  • One side of the face (hemifacial) with incomplete development
  • May result in teeth on one side of the arch not fully developing or erupting into complete contact

Recommendations for Dental Care:

  • Routine care of teeth including proper oral hygiene and a diet low in sweets and soda pop
  • Some restorative/prosthodontic care can be provided to reshape or veneer those teeth which appear small, but obtaining a full occlusion (bite) on the affected side may not be possible

Dental Specialties Typically Involved in Care:

  • Prosthodontics
  • Maxillofacial Surgery

Recommended Resources

Grippaudo C, Deli R, Grippaudo FR, Di Cuia T, Paradisi M. Management of craniofacial development in the Parry-Romberg syndrome: report of two patients. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2004 Jan;41(1):95-104. PMID: 14697063

O'Flynn S, Kinirons M. Parry-Romberg syndrome: a report of the dental findings in a child followed up for 9 years. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2006 Jul;16(4):297-301. PMID: 16759329