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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can a deviated septum cause tongue thrust?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Upper airway constriction is one of the more common causes of tongue thrusting.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
what do you mean by tongue thrust? Is it something that you do continuously and many times? If that's the case it may be a reaction to certain medication. Some people thrust their tongue to help them breathe better
May 1, 2014
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: No. your deviated septum is a separate issue. if you are having symptoms, see a board certified otolaryngologist,
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele commented
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
They may be separate issues, but tongue thrusting can be a sign of upper airway constriction.
Nov 26, 2014

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes tongue thrust?

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Dr. Thomas Wollschlager
Dentistry 26 years experience
Tongue thrust: Many times this condition is caused by being tongue tied( the frenulum anchors the tongue to tightly to the floor of the mouth). The tongue can not reach the roof of the mouth (proper swollowing position) so the tongue thrusts forward durring swollowing. A simple frenectomy will usually cure this condition.

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