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Can wisdom teeth coming in cause lock jaw?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

Trismus is usually caused by inflammation due to swelling from the wisdom teeth impaction.

In brief: Very common

Trismus is usually caused by inflammation due to swelling from the wisdom teeth impaction.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

If the wisdom teeth become infected, the surrounding muscles can spasm causing limited opening of the jaw.
See your dentist to have the teeth evaluated.

In brief: It is possible

If the wisdom teeth become infected, the surrounding muscles can spasm causing limited opening of the jaw.
See your dentist to have the teeth evaluated.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, if the wisdom teeth (3rd molars) become inflamed or infected, this can cause restriction of oral opening.
See an oral surgeon. He/she can prescribe antibiotics with infection. Also discuss with your if surgical removal of wisdom teeth is indicated.

In brief: Yes

Yes, if the wisdom teeth (3rd molars) become inflamed or infected, this can cause restriction of oral opening.
See an oral surgeon. He/she can prescribe antibiotics with infection. Also discuss with your if surgical removal of wisdom teeth is indicated.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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