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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