can lockjaw be caused by dental infections

Can lockjaw be caused by dental infections?

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Possible


Often limited opening can be related to disc problems in the TM joint or spasm in the muscles of mastication.
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Does the wisdom teeth surgery cause lockjaw?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Unlikely


Usually not. In our office we support the jaw joints so that this will prevent the jaws from locking. Furthermore, an oral surgeon is very efficient and fast at removing wisdom teeth safely. Hence, a short procedure time will also prevent lockjaw or any TMJ issues.
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Could I get my wisdom teeth removed with lockjaw!?

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Dr. Dr harvey Shandler
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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It depends


I'm not sure what you are defining as lockjaw. If you mean that you cant open your mouth at all then obviously the surgeon cant get to the area and have the room to remove the teeth. If you have minimal opening then the same may apply. You need to see a surgeon and have them exam and determine if the teeth can be removed safely
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Dental Implants

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Do brush and floss them like regular teeth.

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What is the best way to fix lockjaw after wisdom teeth extraction?

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return to the dentist who removed the teeth for evaluation
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Is it common to have lockjaw after 2 weeks of wisdom teeth extraction?

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Possible


It is possible to have muscle or TMJ soreness for several weeks following extractions that would make it difficult to open your jaw. It is also possible that there could be infection. You need to go back to the person who removed your teeth for a follow up if this is happening.
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Dental Implants

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Implants must be kept very clean to avoid bone loss and loosening or failure of the implant.

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I read that your jaw or your teeth will die from lack of movement and i'll get lockjaw. is that true?

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FALSE


I'm not sure where you read that, but it's not true. You move your jaw everytime you eat. If you don't eat and drink you will die. Lockjaw is caused by the toxin of a specific bacteria and is rare in the United States.
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Can lockjaw be caused by chewing gum?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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Metal gum


Not the lockjaw process you get from tetanus. If chewing gum causes you jaw claudication, you need to see a ENT or maxillofacial specialist. On the other hand and as a fellow gum chewer, switch brands, get the softest, sugarless gum you can.
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Stress can cause lockjaw?

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Yes


Stress can cause you to overuse your jaw muscles which can then cramp and cause a tightness or stiffness of your jaw
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Can strep throat cause lockjaw and warmth in chest?

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Not likely


Streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis typically causes throat pain, difficulty swallowing , fevers, chills, fatigue, and general malaise. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it could be a dental problem or an abscess around the tonsil. See your doctor or an ENT as soon as possible.
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How can you die from lockjaw?

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Tetanus


In the past, the painful hypercontraction of all muscles made breathing impossible. The tetanus bacillus, unlike most bacteria, grows best in dead tissue and used its toxin to kill its victims. Today, it is easy enough to paralyze the sufferer and put them on a ventilator until the disease passes. You still do NOT want to get tetanus.
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