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Should i consider going to a walk in clinic for lock jaw?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See OFP specialist

Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.
See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: See OFP specialist

Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.
See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hospital is best

Lock jaw or any active symptoms of a tetanus infection should be treated promptly, aggressively and with hospitalization at least at first.
This can be a life threatening infection. Please dont be cavalier.

In brief: Hospital is best

Lock jaw or any active symptoms of a tetanus infection should be treated promptly, aggressively and with hospitalization at least at first.
This can be a life threatening infection. Please dont be cavalier.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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1 comment
Dr. Randall Stastny
It really depends on if the lockjaw is from tetanus or TMJ. If it is just from TMJ then you really need to see an OMS or dentist. You can check with your MD or OMS to find out which is the cause of your symptoms since TMJ is much more common than tetanus.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Oral surgeon

Oral surgeon during office hours.
After hours hosptial ER. I suspect a "doc in box" walk in clinic less able to handle this problem. If problem present before, after acute management, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referrals.

In brief: Oral surgeon

Oral surgeon during office hours.
After hours hosptial ER. I suspect a "doc in box" walk in clinic less able to handle this problem. If problem present before, after acute management, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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