Tongue Depressors

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A tongue depressor is a medical tool, is applied to take away the tongue from the floor of the mouth during diagnosis. Without Depressor, it is next to impossible for doctors to view or inspect throat and mouth as the tongue constantly drifts. As tongue depressors minimizes the gagging reaction. Inspecting the area around spatula during throat diagnosis is a herculean task for the dentists, resulting in the obstruction of visual inspection. Here the use of tongue depressor comes into the picture, it helps in retracting the tongue while being in a protruding position. As the human tongue extends from an elevated area near the throat to the tongue tip. Therefore this area should be depressed to achieve an explicit view of the throat.