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Does the wisdom teeth surgery cause lockjaw?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Unlikely

Usually not. In our office we support the jaw joints so that this will prevent the jaws from locking.
Furthermore, an oral surgeon is very efficient and fast at removing wisdom teeth safely. Hence, a short procedure time will also prevent lockjaw or any TMJ issues.

In brief: Unlikely

Usually not. In our office we support the jaw joints so that this will prevent the jaws from locking.
Furthermore, an oral surgeon is very efficient and fast at removing wisdom teeth safely. Hence, a short procedure time will also prevent lockjaw or any TMJ issues.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No, but

No, but one of the recognized complications.
A kind of TMJ problem. See oral surgeon for best results with wisdom teeth. See TMJ specialist if you have developed this complication.

In brief: No, but

No, but one of the recognized complications.
A kind of TMJ problem. See oral surgeon for best results with wisdom teeth. See TMJ specialist if you have developed this complication.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management

In brief: Depends

During surgery to remove a wisdom tooth, the jaw has to stay open for an extended period of time and can result in a locked jaw.
Taking a few precautions (warm compresses, muscle relaxant prior to the surgery, taking breaks during the surgery) can counter this problem.

In brief: Depends

During surgery to remove a wisdom tooth, the jaw has to stay open for an extended period of time and can result in a locked jaw.
Taking a few precautions (warm compresses, muscle relaxant prior to the surgery, taking breaks during the surgery) can counter this problem.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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