A 39-year-old member asked:
What could cause the left side of my jaw to lock up after catching a cold a few days ago?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
TMJ disorder: A locked jaw is usually due to a temporomandibular joint that is injured or displaced. This could happen when you are ill from clenching too much, or a wide yawn if you already have aproblem with the joint. Go see an ent. If severe a few days of a steroid will help, then you may need an occlusion splint made by a dentist.
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Last updated Dec 5, 2019
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