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How do I alleviate symptoms of postoperative trismus?

Lots o little things: Trismus: the inability to open normally, after an oral procedure can be frustrating (after all you were trying to improve your mouth, right). Warm moist compresses, alternating cold packs, anti-inflammatories (e.g.: motrin), massage and stretching side to side can help. Before anything else consult with the provider of the procedure as the solution can be very specific to your situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Trismus (Definition)

Trismus is also known as Unable to open mouth. Trismus is the inability to open the mouth. This may be due to pain, problems at the jaw ...Read more


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Can trismus be a symptom of apparition of a wisdom tooth that doesn't have place in mouth?

Can trismus be a symptom of apparition of a wisdom tooth that doesn't have place in mouth?

Possibly: Infection and muscle spasm are the leading causes of trismus. Infection of a wisdom tooth can cause this. Get to an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is stretching the best solution for trismus ?

Is stretching the best solution for trismus ?

Maybe: It really depends on why you have trismus as to the best treatment. In some conditions stretching may be harmful. You need to have someone who understand jaw function help you with a definitive diagnosis before any treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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What to do about excruciating trismus?

What to do about excruciating trismus?

It depends: Trismus is limited opening of the lower jaw, usually due to a problem in the jaw joint such as a displaced disc or possibly due to muscle spasm. If it's excruciating, you should seek treatment. In the meantime, stay on a very soft non-chewing diet, apply moist heat, and take otc non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. See you local family doctor or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done about trismus?

Depends: It depends on the cause. Treatment can range from physical therapy, medications to surgery. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chewing on ice to cause trismus?

Not generally: Trismus is limited opening of the lower jaw, usually caused by muscle spasm, a jaw joint disorder or an infection of the jaw. Chewing ice is not good for your teeth or your jaw, but i don't think it would commonly cause true trismus. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have trismus (lockjaw)?

See your dentist: Lockjaw and trismus and TMJ disorders are all different things. Lockjaw is also known as tetanus and is a serious infection. Trismus refers to difficulty or decreased openign of the jaw. This is sometimes due to muscle spasms or can be due to TMJ disorders. A dentist needs to do a thorough exam in order to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment for trismus?

What is the cause ?: The treatment very much depends on the cause. You must first be examined to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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I got 3 PSA injections for rct a month back nd since then im facing trismus wich is not improving..can a lycopen nd carotenoid capsule(SM Fibro) help?

Most likely: most likely there is some toxin, pathogen, or allergen present in the TM joint affecting trismus. There also could be an issue with the TM disc being displaced. Get checked by a neuromuscular dentist. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth out last tuesday. I think I might have trismus. What is the best way and most fastest way to treat it?

Reduce swelling: Trismus is usually caused by inflammation due to swelling from the extractions, or, injections from the numbing. Using moist heat, along with an anti inflammatory agent such as ibuprofen, and exercising or forcibly opening and closing the jaw daily will speed the recovery. ...Read more

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