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What treatments exist for acute trismus caused by radiation to neck?

What treatments exist for acute trismus caused by radiation to neck?

Trismus: Tough question. Mostly confined to rehab with exercises designed to try to loosen the scarring of the chewing muscles ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Trismus (Definition)

Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Trismus Serious problem. See oral ...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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Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer?

Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer?

How much time for PT: Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer? ANS: My assessment is that the PT person will do what is best for you as they know you best. ...Read more

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What to do about excruciating trismus?

Depends: You have to get checked to see what is causing the trismus and then a treatment plan can be suggested. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Trismus?

What is the definition or description of: Trismus?

Definition: Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Trismus
Serious problem.
See oral surgeon for best advice. ...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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How do I alleviate symptoms of postoperative trismus?

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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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 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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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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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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Is it common to have trismus after removal of wisdom teeth?

Is it common to have trismus after removal of wisdom teeth?

Yes: Depending on the difficulty in removing your wisdom teeth, your muscles may have had a lot of strain during the surgery. Trismus can be compounded by the procedure itself and administration of the local anesthesia. Warm moist heat to the musculature helps to loosen the muscles. Also, avoid overly "chewy" foods, esp. Gum, until your muscles feel better. ...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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Will trismus post wisdom teeth removal resolve itself over time?

Will trismus post wisdom teeth removal resolve itself over time?

Ususally it does...: If you had your wisdom teeth removed your mouth was open for a long time and the muscles are just plain sore. Also...Where you got the shots to numb the area will give you pain. And finally where the teeth were removed can hurt too.
But smile...Most of the time this all goes away. If it lasts longer than a few weeks then call the doctor and talk to them. ...Read more

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With tetanus, does the initial jaw and neck spasm/trismus dissappear before there's signs in the rest of the body, or does it worsen/continue?

Normally progresses: The jaw and neck spasms will normally progress and continue through the development of the disease process if it continues to progress overall, especially if treatment is not initiated early. If you have concern of tetanus, please see a physician as soon as possible to avoid further complications. ...Read more

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Trismus after wisdom teeth removal. Is that a bad side effect?

Trismus after wisdom teeth removal. Is that a bad side effect?

Common side effect: After removal of wisdom teeth or undergoing procedures where the mouth is held open, many patients will experience some limited opening due to tightness of the muscles that function to open and close the lower jaw that will generally improve with time and moist heat.

In some instances, an infection can also be responsible for limited opening, which would require additional treatment. ...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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My jaw keeps clicking when I try to open my mouth. It feels off- is this trismus (lockjaw)?

My jaw keeps clicking when I try to open my mouth. It feels off- is this trismus (lockjaw)?

No: Trismus just means that it is difficult to fully open the jaw and usually has nothing to do with "lockjaw' which is the term for tetanus infection causing muscles to seize up. Jaw clicking is more likely to be caused by problems in the tmj- or jaw joint. See you dentist or a maxillofacial surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How long does trismus usually last after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long does trismus usually last after wisdom teeth extraction?

It varies: Depending on how severe the teeth were impacted and how difficult they were to remove, 1-2 weeks would be expected. ...Read more