Top
10
Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Lock Jaw

Share
1

1
What exactly is lock jaw? How can I get help for it?

What exactly is lock jaw? How can I get help for it?

TMJ expert: You are likely referring to locking of the jaw related to jaw joint (TMJ) disk displacement and not tetanus related "lockjaw". The locking jaw means there is a serious TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and your dental society for referrals ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Randall Stastny
112 doctors shared insights

Lockjaw (Definition)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockjaw Variety of causes, all serious. See a TMJ expert for guidance. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your ...Read more


2

2
Sometimes my jaw won't open all the way. Is this lock jaw. What should I do?

Sometimes my jaw won't open all the way. Is this lock jaw. What should I do?

See a dentist: There is a problem with the alignment of your jaw joint. This needs to be assessed so the appropriate treatment can be determined for you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Should i consider going to a walk in clinic for lock jaw?

Should i consider going to a walk in clinic for lock jaw?

See OFP specialist: Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What to do about lock-jaw?

What to do about lock-jaw?

Acutely: If you can not reduce it yourself (meaning place it back into articulation within the fossa) then you should seek the immediate help of an oral & maxillofacial surgeon or present to an urgent care center or ed to have it manually reduced. Longer it remains locked open, the more the surrounding musculature will constrict & spasm. Skeletal muscle relaxants & sedatives often needed before & after. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
I have painful lock jaw, can anyone help?

I have painful lock jaw, can anyone help?

TMD\TMJ: Take some nsaids if you can-advil, motrin, aleve; apply moist hot towel to outside of face opposite jaw joint; stick on soft diet; no gum chewing; see a dentist as soon as possible (preferably one trained and experienced in tmd diagnosis and treatment). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I keep getting lock jaw only on my left side. What should I do?

I keep getting lock jaw only on my left side. What should I do?

See expert: whether your jaw is locked open or closed, a significant problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Can street drugs cause lock jaw?

Can street drugs cause lock jaw?

TMJ?: Not true lockjaw, but some street drugs cause clenching/grinding of jaw, which can cause TMJ problem.See dentist or TMJ expert to evalluate. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Whats the difference between TMJ & lock jaw?

Whats the difference between TMJ & lock jaw?

TMJ vs Lockjaw: Lockjaw refers to a medical problem where the jaw muscles will not allow jaws to open due to a tetanus infection. However, there are several other causes of a jaw not opening involving the masseter muscle which are related to spasm or trismus. Tmj is the joint of the jaw and there are a number of conditions related to it that block the opening of the jaw too, i.e. Disc displacement. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lock jaw and what are symptoms?

Tetanus: True "lock jaw" is trismus, a pathological condition in which the mouth is held shut by sustained spasm of the masseter (jaw) muscle, often observed in cases of tetanus you may also be referring to "closed lock" a TMJ condition where the TMJ disc is locked out of position. ...Read more