How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

Access. Your ability to open wide because of a TMJ probem will make it difficult to get access to remove wisdom teeth. Often the limited oral opening must be treated before the wisdom teeth can be removed. It is a matter of degree. This type of problem is routine for a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Lock jaw. True lockjaw is caused by tetanus, and is extremely rare, so i suspect that's not what your inquiring about. If you can't open your mouth because of a TMJ problem, then that may adversely affect your ability to have your wisdom teeth removed. However, usually after you're sedated for the surgery, your jaw will relax and your mouth will open wider. Discuss your lock jaw with your surgeon.
Difficult to access. A lock jaw, i assume you meant limited opening can make removal of wisdom teeth challenging. The wider a patient can open the better the access to the wisdom teeth is. It depends on how wide the jaw can open.

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I recently had 2 out of 4 wisdom teeth removed and am experiencing "lock jaw". How can I get rid of that asap?

Trifecta. Antiinflammatories (ibuprofen), Heat (moist pack), and Exercises. See your Oral Surgeon for advice on the specifics, esp. the exercises. You may take the ibuprofen 4x day @ 400 mg, and apply moist heat to the side of the face from the area in front of the ear top to bottom . This will help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation and relieve the muscle spasms and strains. Soft diet. Make Appt. Read more...
Trismus or lock jaw. due to masseter muscle spasm is very common after wisdom teeth surgery. Regardless the cause, treating lock jaw include: first with ice packs, then moist heat, then physical stretching. You can correct the trismus sooner and return more quickly to normal life. Read more...

Wisdom teeth (right up & low) extracted on 8th Apr by surgeon drilling lower jaw. 12 days over, lockjaw, hard lump on lower jaw & possibly pus (salty)?

Common. Pretty common with a surgical wisdom tooth and at this time you are going though normal issues with hard lumps etc but I am concerned about the lockjaw and the hard lump at the sometime. I would go back for an evaluation via the dentist or oral surgeon that did the work. No worries. Read more...

Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist. Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. Read more...
Not uncommon. Place an ice packs to the sides of your face for 30 minutes at a time - where the surgery was performed for 1 - 3 days as you desire. This will greatly help reduce jaw swelling and pain. Take NSAIDs OTC to reduce the inflammation. Read more...
How long. Jaw pain after wisdom teeth always occurs. Usually resolves promptly. If persistent not normal. See oral surgeon to determine cause. TMJ (jaw joint) problems can occur after wisdom tooth removal. Read more...

Please help I have jaw stiffness after wisdom teeth removal?

Not uncommon. It is not uncommon to have some tightness of the muscles that are used to open and close the jaws after having wisdom teeth removed. Moist heat applied to the affected areas can provide relief for many patients. Read more...
Normal. Normal for a few days to a week. If persisting longer than this see dentist or oral surgeon for assessment. Read more...

Please help I have jaw pain 1.5 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist. Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her reevaluate. There are several possible causes for a post-extraction pain. Read more...

Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Consult surgeon. There is a complication from the surgery that needs to be evaluated asap. That is too long for normal post operative discomfort to persist. Read more...
Infection. I would contact your dentist immediately. You probably have an infection and needs treatment as soon as possible. Read more...

Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Ages of 15 and 24. Dentists typically recommend that wisdom teeth should be removed between the ages of 15 and 24 years. However, there is no set rule regarding a specific age. See your dentist for evaluation, x-ray and treatment if needed. Good luck. Read more...
Why Guess? It might be your wisdom teeth, then again, it may not. See a local dentist who can examine your mouth and recommend the proper treatment. Read more...
Tooth pain. Have your parents take you to a dentist to find out the cause of your pain. It could be a wisdom tooth, decay, or infection causing your pain. Things will not get better with treatment.. Get to a dentist asap. Read more...
Wisdom teeth removal. There in no set age for wisdom teeth removal. Your pain could be from decay, tooth or gum infection, a fractured tooth or filling, or any number of mouth infections. See your dentist for an examination. Read more...
Well. There is no specific age. If you have pain it has to be determined if it is cause by an impacted molar. Read more...