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What Is The Best Treatment For Trismus
Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer?
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
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 more
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?
Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle. Fault of dentist?
Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I experiencing an intense amount of trismus after getting my wisdom teeth out. More so on my left side than right. The pain wakes me up in the night and aches all day long. I had my surgery a week ago. Is this normal? What can I do to speed up the recove
I'm kinda paranoid somehow but I think I've trismus? I had a wisdom tooth taken out on april1st, so it's been 15days now and I can only open my mouth for 2.5cm I think, but my mouth is naturally small
I have trismus after wisdom teeth extractions hurts like the dickens and can only open mouth about 1 inch
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