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Can lockjaw be caused by chewing gum?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Metal gum
Not the lockjaw process you get from tetanus.
If chewing gum causes you jaw claudication, you need to see a ENT or maxillofacial specialist. On the other hand and as a fellow gum chewer, switch brands, get the softest, sugarless gum you can.

In brief: Metal gum
Not the lockjaw process you get from tetanus.
If chewing gum causes you jaw claudication, you need to see a ENT or maxillofacial specialist. On the other hand and as a fellow gum chewer, switch brands, get the softest, sugarless gum you can.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
In brief: Lockjaw
Lockjaw was a symptom of tetanous infection.
Rather rare. If you mean can your jaw lock because of chewing gum. If you have some TMJ problems, the chewing of gum may overwork fatiqued muscles and cause cramping, pain, and stress on your joint. The joint may lock open, like after a yawn, or lock close with limited opening and bite out of whack.

In brief: Lockjaw
Lockjaw was a symptom of tetanous infection.
Rather rare. If you mean can your jaw lock because of chewing gum. If you have some TMJ problems, the chewing of gum may overwork fatiqued muscles and cause cramping, pain, and stress on your joint. The joint may lock open, like after a yawn, or lock close with limited opening and bite out of whack.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
In brief: No
Lockjaw is usually caused by the mouth being opened very wide for long periods of time.
As in long dental procedures. The jaw muscles go into spasm , preventing closure. Muscle massage and proper bilateral downward pressure by your doctor will unlock the jaw.

In brief: No
Lockjaw is usually caused by the mouth being opened very wide for long periods of time.
As in long dental procedures. The jaw muscles go into spasm , preventing closure. Muscle massage and proper bilateral downward pressure by your doctor will unlock the jaw.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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