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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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


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Will trismus post wisdom teeth removal resolve itself over time ?

Usually: Wisdom tooth extraction can be a traumatic surgery. Trimus is possible, but usually subsides over time. It should feel like it is getting a little better every day. ...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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Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

Is it bad to have your stitches fall out  of your upper mouth on left side after  wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

Usually not: The first 3 days are the most critical and as long as you are careful, it shouldn't be a problem. Some stitches do not actually fall out but dissolve. It is always best to check with the dentist who placed the stitches. ...Read more

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I have trismus after wisdom teeth extractions hurts like the dickens and can only open mouth about 1 inch

I have trismus after wisdom teeth extractions hurts like the dickens and can only open mouth about 1 inch

This : This is common after removal of wisdom teeth. Lots of heat via pad to your jaws and Ibuprofen should take care of it. If not, return to the dentist who removed them for further help and guidance. ...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?

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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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

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Could it be bad i rinsed my mouth after wisdom teeth removal?

No: You need to rinse after eating following the removal of teeth. Of more importance is how vigorously you rinse. My patients are advise to rinse lightly after eating or drinking fluids on the day of surgery to remove any residual food particles. Vigorous rinsing on the day of surgery could cause the loss of the blood clot and should be avoided. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more