I want to be professional for my first orofacial myology patient
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I've just scheduled my first patient!! I am going to see him (9 yr old) next week the 23rd for the initial evaluation/assessment. He is quite developmentally delayed however Dr. William Hang, DDS, an orthodontist. recommended Myofunctional therapy for him.
Tongue sucking habit
Thursday, 10 May 2012
The boy only sucks his tongue at night per mom. He had his adenoids out at 3 and sucked a pacifier until 2. He doesn't suck anything besides his tongue now and does not use a sippy cup. He does have an open bite though. Do you have any experience with this or could you give me any pointers?
Why tongue looks smaller with treatment
Tuesday, 08 May 2012
The adaptation is usually seen in the vertical dimension, with the base of the tongue dropping down. The hyoid is a good marker, as it also is in collapsibility studies of sleep apnea patients.
Tongue radiation hard to open mouth
Thursday, 03 May 2012
A patients has been referred who has been treated with head and neck radiation for tonsil cancer. The reason for referral is limited ability to open following the treatment. He did not have surgery. He has severe dry mouth which is being addressed with xylitol gels and lozenges. Any suggestions for treatment exercises is greatly appreciated.