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What Is The Best Treatment For Trismus
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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