Lock jaw vs. trismus

by Angie
(Brookhaven MS)

I've been having trouble since dental procedure on 11/13. At first I could only open 15mm. He gave me tounge depressor stretching exercises to try to stretch open more. I'm opening a little farther but can't push jaw forward like try to make underbite(if that makes sense). I'm unsure if true lock jaw or trismus. I went to chiropractor and he did ultrasound therapy and tried to stretch by placing finger beside my teeth while I closed my mouth. I need relief it's going on 3 weeks!

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by: David

Hello Angie,

Is your jaw still locked up?

The SmartGuard Elite night guard can help relax your muscles.

Dr. Spainhower

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