A 39-year-old member asked:
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is it possible to get tmj after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Duration important: If you have limited jaw opening right after the surgery, that is not uncommon. It could be due to the novocaine injections or the stretching of the mouth on opening to accommodate extracting the teeth. Sometimes the injections can create muscle spasms. If you had limited opening prior to the surgery, you may have a aggravated tmj/tmd issue. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon office.
Answered on Apr 13, 2017
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Very common: This is due to the placement of a mouth prop for surgical procedure and the length of time needed to complete surgery with one’s mouth propped open. It should resolve with limited jaw opening, a soft diet, moist heat compresses and prolonged use of NSAIDs OTC.
Answered on Jun 6, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, but very uncommon in the hands of a board certified oral surgeon.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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