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Unable to open mouth wide during recent crown replacement. Think is decayed again. Is there some way to get it relaxed?

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In brief: Depends

So, it depends on why you can't open wide.
If it is just muscular - heat on the muscles will help, sometimes valium helps. Diagnosis first and then treatment.

In brief: Depends

So, it depends on why you can't open wide.
If it is just muscular - heat on the muscles will help, sometimes valium helps. Diagnosis first and then treatment.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

If the problem is strictly muscle related, a skeletal muscle relaxant may help.
If your dentist is versed in trigger point therapy, a myofascial release may help. If your dentist is trained to provide sedation, being sedated may also be a consideration.

In brief: Yes

If the problem is strictly muscle related, a skeletal muscle relaxant may help.
If your dentist is versed in trigger point therapy, a myofascial release may help. If your dentist is trained to provide sedation, being sedated may also be a consideration.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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