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Doctor insights on: Remedies 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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What causes tongue thrust?

What causes tongue thrust?

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. ...Read more

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What can be done for tongue thrust?

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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How likely is it that a abnormal tongue thrust to be corrected?

How likely is it that a abnormal tongue thrust to be corrected?

Depends on cause.: Allergies, enlarged adenoids/tonsils, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth are common causes. Heredity, neurological and muscular problems can contribute to this. See an ear nose and throat physician to evaluate the problem. Occupational/physical therapy can be helpful too. ...Read more

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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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