A 24-year-old female asked:
i'm kinda paranoid somehow but i think i've trismus? i had a wisdom tooth taken out on april1st, so it's been 15days now and i can only open my mouth for 2.5cm i think, but my mouth is naturally small
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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Trismus?: After a dental procedure you may experience pain and fear to open your mouth. In some cases depending on how difficult the procedure the temporomandibular joint( which is located between the ear and upper mandible or jaw) may be irritated and cause pain especially upon opening your mouth. To check for other potential complications it is recommended that you get checked with your provider.
Answered on Apr 14, 2015
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