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Can you get surgery for a speech problem?

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Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

If speech issues are related to an anatomic abnormality in the mouth/tongue(like if you were literally tongue tied - had an attached frenulum). Otherwise most speech abnormalities require speech therapy to optimize mouth mechanics as they are related to suboptimal mechanics of the lips and tongue or a frank problem with the brain itself. Hope this helps and good luck.

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Dr. Michael Roman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Little more information to give a correct answer

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Dr. Carrie Cannon answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It depends on what is causing the speech problem. Some people have a short frenulum, the part under the tongue connecting it to the floor of the mouth. It can be surgically freed up for easier movement, if this is the case. Sometimes orthodontics can help certain problems with stop sounds like d and t, if the front teeth are difficult to access with the tongue.

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein answered

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good question. It depends on the problem. Some need speech therapy and some need surgery

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