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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: It depends on the cause. Treatment can range from physical therapy, medications to surgery. Consult with your doctor.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: You have to get checked to see what is causing the trismus and then a treatment plan can be suggested.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Usually not!: It depends on the reason why you are having trismus and timing. If it is in response to a procedure or injury, stretching too early can cause more irr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trismus Serious problem. See oral surgeon for best advice.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not generally: Trismus is limited opening of the lower jaw, usually caused by muscle spasm, a jaw joint disorder or an infection of the jaw. Chewing ice is not good ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: Lockjaw and trismus and TMJ disorders are all different things. Lockjaw is also known as tetanus and is a serious infection. Trismus refers to diffi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Lots o little things: Trismus: the inability to open normally, after an oral procedure can be frustrating (after all you were trying to improve your mouth, right). Warm moi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends: On the cause. If trismus is due to ankylosis of the joint, there really is no home remedy. If it is due to muscle spasms after surgery, then some si ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trismus: Tough question. Mostly confined to rehab with exercises designed to try to loosen the scarring of the chewing muscles
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience in Pain Management
Most likely: most likely there is some toxin, pathogen, or allergen present in the TM joint affecting trismus. There also could be an issue with the TM disc being ... Read More
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