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Can lockjaw be caused by dental infections?

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Dr. J BARRY Stovall
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Often limited opening can be related to disc problems in the tm joint or spasm in the muscles of mastication.

In brief: Possible

Often limited opening can be related to disc problems in the tm joint or spasm in the muscles of mastication.
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Possibly

Tetanus (lockjaw) is usually seen in unvaccinated individuals with a deep cut or wound, but dental infections, insect bites, etc have been implicated occasionally.

In brief: Possibly

Tetanus (lockjaw) is usually seen in unvaccinated individuals with a deep cut or wound, but dental infections, insect bites, etc have been implicated occasionally.
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Dr. Arman Dayan
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes

Infections especially from wisdom teeth can cause the muscles to "lock", .

In brief: Yes

Infections especially from wisdom teeth can cause the muscles to "lock", .
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