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Jaw Pain - Trismus Disorders

Question:
I was reading on your site because of the problem I was having opening my jaw. I am going to start the ice packs and hot packs right away. My concern it I am pregnant at the moment so I will not be able to take any muscle relaxers for about another six months or even just get a wisdom tooth removed.

So my question is doing the ice packs and heat packs with the stretching will this help me to open my mouth more until I can get everything needed token care of? I think I am about to go nuts not being able to open my mouth!

I can get it open enough to put part of my pointer finger in but I can't eat only soup and I can't fit even a children's tooth brush in my mouth. I think it's more frustrating than it is painful at the moment. Thank you for any help that you can give and thank you for your site!

Answer:
How much it will help I cannot say, but it won't hurt to keep doing.

The only real solution to your problem is to find a knowledgeable specialist who can perform functional orthopedics in order to get you on the way to a normal life. Even a store bought ($4) mouthpiece can help you for the time being.

John Halmaghi, DDS, FAGD






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