A 52-year-old member asked:
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is it common to have trismus after removal of wisdom teeth?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Not uncommon: Trismus or inability to open the jaws is not uncommon immediately after removal of the wisdom teeth. Antibiotics, pain killers and use of soft foods for a few days can help.
Answered on Jun 28, 2015

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Stretching: The jaws, chewing gum and massage of the affected muscles.
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Not uncommon!: It is one of the side effects of the surgery unfortunately. See the wikipedia link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/trismus.
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3-4 days: Every patient is different i have seen it last up to 7 days heat pad tend to make the recovery faster.

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