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A 16-year-old female asked:

I got my wisdom teeth pulled out 4 weeks ago & i havn't been able to open my mouth all the way. it might be tmj but i'm not sure, what should i do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Call your surgeon: You may have muscle trismus. There are certain exercises you can do to help alleviate your symptoms. Let your surgeon know about your condition.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
See DDS: Contact the oral surgeon or dentist that extracted your teeth for their opinion and possible need for TMJ therapy to expedite opening.

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