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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Tongue Thrust

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If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Heredity, neurological and/or muscular problems may contribute. Have an ENT physician evaluate this and then move toward occupational/physical therapy resources if surgery is not for you. ...Read more

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My 3.75 yo daughter has a slight lisp which needs to be evaluated for Tongue Thrust. How difficult will the speech therapy be or will it fix itself?

My 3.75 yo daughter has a slight lisp which needs to be evaluated for Tongue Thrust. How difficult will the speech therapy be or will it fix itself?

Tongue tie: She may have tongue tie,the tip of tongue is held back due to a residual membrane under the tongue,if so ,this needs to be released,surgically ,have her see an ent first,then a speech therapist ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

What  alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a tongue thrust?

How can I get rid of a tongue thrust?

OT/ST: Occupational and/or speech therapists may be able to teach you new techniques for control of the facial and oral muscles. If they are unable to help you achieve the results you are looking for, evaluation by an ENT or orofacial surgeon may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Does tongue thrust cause mandibular retrusion if so how?

No : Mandibular retrusion, or Class II malocclusion is a condition where the lower jawbone, the mandible is positioned more posterior than usual, a condition that is usually congenital, associated with an oversized maxilla, and can be acquired, is usually associated with a shortened tongue. I don't believe tongue thrusting by itself causes such a condition, but do ask another dentist about this ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum cause tongue thrust?

Can a deviated septum cause tongue thrust?

Deviated septum: No. your deviated septum is a separate issue. if you are having symptoms, see a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What can be done for tongue thrust?

Tongue thrust: Tongue thrust are usually the result of being tongue tied. This can be solved with a simple frenectomy, if done with a laser there is no beeding or postop pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have several lisps/tongue thrust and would like some advice.?

See an orthodontist: First see an orthodontist for complete evaluation. No matter what age you are, how complicated is your situation, the orthodontics can help. They complete at least two extra years of schooling to practice their skills. Small oral appliance and home habit control will solve your problem at no time. Good luck. ...Read more

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