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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Cogentin/Benadryl: It depends what causes it. Several medications can cause it in what's called a dystonic reaction. For this, benztropine (cogentin) or Diphenhydramin ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: The treatment depends on several factors, which may include but are not limited to the frequency, the length of time your jaw remains locked, any unus ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lockjaw or tmj?: I'm assuming you mean tmj. Lockjaw is a life-threatening infection. Treatment of TMJ problems requires the help of a dentist who extra training in T ... Read More
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lockjaw: It depends how frequent, if it is an open vs. Closed lock, your medications. Please see a specialist and treat it accordingly.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Tetanus: In the past, the painful hypercontraction of all muscles made breathing impossible. The tetanus bacillus, unlike most bacteria, grows best in dead ti ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. This is a serious, life threatening infection. There are no home remedies. It can be fatal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Good Clinical Exam: A thorough evaluation including a history of the symptoms, clinical examination, and any additional diagnostic tests are needed. Depending on the cli ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shnayder
14 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not opening.: You may experience different symptoms, however, usually lockjaw leads to feeling a lot of discomfort and pain in either one or both joints as well as ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
22 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ disk abnormal: Anterior disk displacement without reduction possibly. Need to see oral maxillofacial surgeon or subspecialists in tmd / facial pain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Hartoonian
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Clicking in TMJ : If you damage your jaw in an accident, increase grinding due to stress, bad habit of opening mouth in size too much that causes dislocation of disc in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lock jaw findings: two types of "lock jaw." Open lock or closed lock. and incomplete variations of both. Closed lock is the inability to achieve maximum opening even ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irving Lebovics
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Hard to open: If you can't open your mouth or close your mouth if it is open already you probably have lock jaw. It is usually easy for an experienced dentist to tr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
TMD\TMJ?: It sounds like it might be a tmjoint problem. Have your general dentist refer you (or research it on your own) to a dentist in your area with extensi ... Read More

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