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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lisp

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What causes a lisp?

What causes a lisp?

Lisp: The cause of a lisp can vary. In some instances, the cause is physiological, and the patient has some sort of deformity or medical condition which causes a lisp. For example, a child with swollen adenoids may tend to lisp, as will people who have recurring stuffy noses. Also, a lisp can be formed when the tongue is bruised or swollen. People with underbites, overbites and/or large tongues. ...Read more

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What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

Lisp: Most often lisps are from improper tongue placement when a person speaks. Most of the time this can be corrected with speech therapy. Occasionally there are anatomical (parts of the mouth) that interfere or hardware (like lisp with braces or tongue piercing) in which case remove the hardware-voila! Lisp can occur when someone has poor muscle tone, this is harder to correct with speech therapy. ...Read more

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What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

Lisp: Most often lisps are from improper tongue placement when a person speaks. Most of the time this can be corrected with speech therapy. Occasionally there are anatomical (parts of the mouth) that interfere or hardware (like lisp with braces or tongue piercing) in which case remove the hardware-voila! Lisp can occur when someone has poor muscle tone, this is harder to correct with speech therapy. ...Read more

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Can malocclusion cause a lisp?

Can malocclusion cause a lisp?

Definitely, yes: Malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly. Speech difficulties that are rare including lisp may be a symptom of the malocclusion. ...Read more

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What can cause a lisp after going to the dentist?

What can cause a lisp after going to the dentist?

Treatment?: What treatment did you have? Any anesthesia? A little more info would help with a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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Could having a gap between your teeth cause a lisp?

Could having a gap between your teeth cause a lisp?

Probably not: Small gaps of just a few millimeters are not enough to alter speech. A narrow palate, a large horizontal overbite, multiple missing teeth, neuromuscular pattern, can all cause lisp. See 1) dentist or orthodontist to evaluate occlusion, and 2) speech therapist to evaluate tongue fundtion. ...Read more

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Is partially numb tongue causing my lisp? Should I consider having the nerves repaired? If so, how successful is the surgery? If not, any other option

Is partially numb tongue causing my lisp? Should I consider having the nerves repaired? If so, how successful is the surgery? If not, any other option

Yes possibly cause: A partially numb tongue could create or add to a lisping issue. What is causing the numbness issue? A trauma possibly removal of impacted wisdom teeth or tongue piercing could damage the nerve that innervates your tongue. Time is critical here the older the trauma the poorer the chances of healing. If trauma greater than a year old a repair likely will not work. Please consult a oral surgeon ...Read more

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Does a large tongue cause you to lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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I have frontal teeth gaps caused by my lower jaw growing out and pushing the top front teeth forward. Could the gaps be causing my slight lisp?

I have frontal teeth gaps caused by my lower jaw growing out and pushing the top front teeth forward. Could the gaps be causing my slight lisp?

Certainly: Please consult with an orthodontist/oral surgery team to determine if your problem is skeletal in nature. Treatment options vary, but the sooner you determine the best course of care the sooner you can begin. ...Read more

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My high arced palate was caused by thumb sucking as a child. It has caused me to have a lisp (ch, sh, j, g some z) Is there any form of surgery to?

My high arced palate was caused by thumb sucking as a child. It has caused me to have a lisp (ch, sh, j, g some z) Is there any form of surgery to?

Lisp: Patients generally lisp when the front upper and lower teeth cannot contact edge to edge (or tongue gets in between them) and not from merely having a high arched palate. See a board certified Orthodontist who can evaluate you and determine what can be done from an Orthodontic standpoint and if Orthognathic surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Can nervous pressing tongue against teeth and roof of mouth cause sudden speech problems, like lisp or troubles with some consonants like c, s or z?

Can nervous pressing tongue against teeth and roof of mouth cause sudden speech problems, like lisp or troubles with some consonants like c, s or z?

No: Since this would NOT occur with speaking.....speech problems are INVOLUNTARY what you describe is VOLUNTARY!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How do you treat a lisp?

How do you treat a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Why have I developed a lisp as an adult?

Why have I developed a lisp as an adult?

Sigmatism, or lisping: Is difficulty pronouncing sibilant sounds like "s" & "z", usually because of improper tongue placement. Of the ~ 7 types of lisps, interdental or frontal lisp from tongue-thrusting is the most common. Physical or psychological factors can cause adult-onset lisp. Evaluations by a primary care physician & a dentist determine if both speech/language & psychotherapy are needed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my lisp just came out of nowhere?

Could you tell me why my lisp just came out of nowhere?

Not without doing a: History, physical exam and neurological exam. A lateral lisp or palatal could be caused by bell's (facial nerve) palsy, maybe. Your doctor may refer you to a neurologist to rule out any problem with broca's motor speech area of the brain. ...Read more

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People make fun of me for my lisp. Can anything be done about it?

People make fun of me for my lisp. Can anything be done about it?

Difficulty with S &: Z phonemes at the beginning, middle &; end of words constitute a lisp. Speech Therapy can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be quite as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may provide an oral appliance that helps. Also, practice smiling as you talk to yourself in a mirror. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has developed a lateral lisp literally overnight. What do I do?

My 2 year old has developed a lateral lisp literally overnight. What do I do?

Watch, wait, try this: Http://www. Pammarshalla. Com/blog/2013/09/lateral-lisp-in-a-3-year-old/
Most pros would say this is too young. But you can try the advice in the article. Watch for changes, mention it to the Dr at next visit, and try to relax. Making yourself and the child upset is not necessary nor good! Best! ...Read more

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Can braces make a lisp go away?

Typically no: Speech is a "learned behavior" and although structural change (such as with braces) may effect some improvement, it should not be a reason to seek orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Could I fully get rid of a lisp?

Could I fully get rid of a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Can putting braces affect a lisp?

Can putting braces affect a lisp?

If you have a severe: Overbite or underbite, braces may help. If you have a frontal or interdental lisp from tongue thrusting, there is an appliance that can help reposition the tongue. ...Read more

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How can I fix a lisp when I speak?

How can I fix a lisp when I speak?

Frenulectomy: Frenulectomy can sometimes be a solution if the tongue is tied or ankylossed. ...Read more