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Non Bacterial Causes Of Lockjaw
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more
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
No: True "lockjaw" is something very seldom seen anymore. It is a very serious result of a life threatening tetanus infection. Most of us receive tetanus vaccine, and also get a tetanus booster if there has been a potentially dirty injury or puncture to the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My granddaughter been sent to oesteopath with suspected lockjaw maybe cause by having head suction at birth. Is this easily cured. she is 6 weeks old?
Odd question: Lockjaw is the lay term for tetanus, a neurological condition caused by toxins from an infection.It is not caused by head suction. Wry neck, where the kid holds the head to one side with stiffness in the neck muscles, might arise from birth trauma to the neck muscles.Since you use terms that seem out of place, further comment on cause and success of treatment are too speculative to be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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