What is Trismus?

Trismus, or lockjaw, refers to reduced opening of the jaws caused by spasm of the muscles of mastication, or may generally refer to all causes of limited mouth opening.

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hi doctor ... i m rishav,,,past one and half year my father is suffering from pain behind the eard and throat. he cant open his mouth more than two...

doctor1 MD

hello and welcome to HCM,

Your father seems to be suffering from a problem which we call the trismus and also tonsillitis. You need to do these as...

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Hello. I was punch in the jaw 2 days ago now i can t open my mouth wide. There was some swelling but a used a ice pack and it went down some. Didn...

doctor1 MD

Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have suffered trauma and there might be mild fracture too.

you are...

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I have had a terrible wisdom tooth infection which antibiotics have cleared i am in a little pain but have what I can only discribe as a terrible...

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hi hello,difficulty in opening mouth may be due to • Massage with an ice pack to reduce pain and bleeding
• Try to relax and avoid strenuous...

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