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what is the diagnosis procedure for lockjaw?

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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 when trying. It is usually the result of dislocation of the cartilage disc of the TMJ. Open lock occurs when the jaw locks when the mouth is wide open. Both conditions may require treatment intervention by a knowledgeable dentist or physician.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lockjaw is also a term used in the symptoms of tetanus.
Dec 2, 2014

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