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What does lockjaw feel like

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Rock and slide jaw: This is due to dysfunction of the temporal mandibular joint just below the ear. The cartilage catches on the other side of the joint and clicks as the... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
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
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
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
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
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
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 15 years experience
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
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
TMJ disk abnormal: Anterior disk displacement without reduction possibly. Need to see oral maxillofacial surgeon or subspecialists in tmd / facial pain.
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
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
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

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