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Can lockjaw be caused by dental infections

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Possibly: Tetanus (lockjaw) is usually seen in unvaccinated individuals with a deep cut or wound, but dental infections, insect bites, etc have been implicated ... Read More
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
General Practice 46 years experience
Possible: Often limited opening can be related to disc problems in the tm joint or spasm in the muscles of mastication.
Dr. Arman Dayan
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Infections especially from wisdom teeth can cause the muscles to "lock", .

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Depends: During surgery to remove a wisdom tooth, the jaw has to stay open for an extended period of time and can result in a locked jaw. Taking a few precaut... Read More
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Unlikely: Usually not. In our office we support the jaw joints so that this will prevent the jaws from locking. Furthermore, an oral surgeon is very effic... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
No, but: No, but one of the recognized complications. A kind of TMJ problem. See oral surgeon for best results with wisdom teeth. See TMJ specialist if you hav... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
It depends: I'm not sure what you are defining as lockjaw. If you mean that you can't open your mouth at all then obviously the surgeon can't get t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Let surgeon know: The surgeon should know about your condition before the appointment so that your condition can be addressed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Trismus: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus also called lockjaw, spasm and tightness in the jaw muscles. The best treatment ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not uncommon: Go back to the dentist who should check you out. This is a complication for which the dentist isresponsible and he must treat the problem. Do not try... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Sounds Pretty Normal: Often because of the original swelling and possibly infection caused by the wisdom teeth coupled with the manipulation that the surgeon did getting th... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 16 years experience
Common: Pretty common with a surgical wisdom tooth and at this time you are going though normal issues with hard lumps etc but I am concerned about the lockja... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Most likely t have another cause of itching.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: I have seen vertigo show up from a dental infection before, but very rarely and typically only in severe cases.

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