What is lingual elevation?

What is lingual elevation?

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 26th Jun 2016. Tongue tip elevation is the ability to lift the tip of one’s tongue up to the alveolar ridge (the spot just behind the upper front teeth). As a shorthand, we often call this location “on spot,” as in, “get your tongue tip on spot!”

What is lingual movement?

The involuntary lingual movements vary among repetitive or episodic tongue protrusion or curling and are induced when speaking or eating (6–11). The most common form of involuntary movement is tongue protrusion. Therefore, this condition is referred as lingual (tongue) protrusion dystonia (7, 8, 10).

How do you elevate your tongue?

Stimulate reflexes – Brush down the midline of the tongue from tip to half-way back. The tip should be stimulated to elevate over time. Vivify – Have the client move the tongue in a wide variety of directions to break up old habits and introduce new movement.

What is lingual cupping?

The tongue may show a semi-bowl shape (cupping). The tongue remains flat and thin. The movement is accomplished with normal tonal changes with rhythmical cycles of extension – retraction. Jaw opening and closing occur in conjunction with tongue movement.

What is lingual grooving SLP?

lin·gual groove A linear area or depression found on the lingual surface of maxillary molars, extending from the occlusal third to the middle third of the tooth.

What is tongue lateralization?

Tongue lateralization (i.e., tongue tip moving from the front teeth to the back teeth and throughout the cheek areas) can be taught with foods or with other mouth items if the child is not ready for foods.

What is the function of tongue?

The tongue (L. lingua; G. glossa) functions as a digestive organ by facilitating the movement of food during mastication and assisting swallowing. Other important functions include speech and taste.

What causes tongue retraction?

The genioglossus (GG) muscle, which causes tongue protrusion, is innervated by the medial XIIth branch, while the hyoglossus (HG) and styloglossus (SG) muscles, which cause retraction of the tongue, are innervated by the lateral XIIth branch.

What is lingual grooving?

Abstract. The radicular lingual groove (RLG) is a developmental anomaly in which an infolding of the inner enamel epithelium and Hertwig’s epithelial root sheath create a groove that passes from the cingulum of maxillary incisors apically onto the root.

What is a protruding tongue?

Macroglossia is the abnormal enlargement of the tongue. In rare cases, macroglossia occurs as an isolated finding that is present at birth (congenital).