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Difficulty In Mouth Opening

The difficulty in opening the mouth is referred to as trismus and commonly lockjaw. It is a painful condition in which the jaw muscles contract or sometimes become inflamed, preventing the mouth from opening completely. Trismus usually occurs when there is damage or injury to the jaw muscles.

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Why do I have limited mouth opening after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an impacted wisdom tooth removed a week ago, I am still in a bit of pain and cannot open my mouth wide without a lot of pain and today I keep getting like pinching feelings in my temple, ear and neck on the same side as the extraction and I have bad breath and a yellow tongue a...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a case of post-extraction trismus which occurs either due to traumatic extraction or wrong injection techniques. First of all, I do not know how much you open mouth, it would have been better if you can send photograph with open mouth at highest. Coming to your...  Read Full »

How to treat severe wisdom tooth pain with swelling and restricted mouth opening?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner is having a lot of pain in his wisdom tooth. I guess he is getting it but his whole mouth got swelling and he is not even able to talk. He is having fever also now and the pain is not bearable. What should we do right now as none of the doctors are available?  Read Full »

Dr. Vijay. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your wisdom tooth got infection, so there is pain and swelling. The infection is spreading that is why you have restricted mouth opening and facial swelling. Better start with high dose antibiotics and pain killer temporarily. It will be easier for me to give correct tr...  Read Full »

I have multiple joint pains. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have several joint pains.Pain area are -Left side temporal bone pain as I am not able to open my mouth fully.Sternum pain - When I bend over, bodyache startsBoth side illum pain - When sitting for a long time, I felt pain like a pricking injection.Both side sacroiliac pain - when sitting...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Since your ESR (erythocyte sedimentation rate) is high and CRP (c-reactive protein) is positive. So, in my opinion, you should consult a rheumatologist. It seems like some connective tissue disorder. Multiple joint involvem...  Read Full »

The right side of my jaw hurts when I bite or open my mouth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, The right side of my jaw hurts when I bite or open my mouth. It has been going on for the last seven months now.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am a maxillofacial surgeon and dentist. I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow-up messages. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why am I unable to chew and open my mouth after a new tooth has started to erupt in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have a new tooth that is erupting. But, the tooth is covered with soft tissue, and the area is painful to touch. Also, I am unable to chew food on that side, and sometimes, I am unable to open my mouth. What should I do? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Wisdom tooth starts erupting between 18 to 21 years of age. A partially erupted tooth is covered with soft tissue called gingiva that causes food lodgment between the tooth and gums. The condition is called pericoronitis. A tooth impacted ...  Read Full »

I have constant pain, swelling, and discomfort after extraction of my wisdom tooth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had wisdom teeth on left side removed on last week. Since then I had constant pain, very noticeable swelling and discomfort. Recently I have noticed that I cannot open my mouth fully, and also I had a bitter liquid spread in my mouth, which I still feel. I have been taking tablet Aceta...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, What you are currently going through is a condition known as post extraction socket, which if not treated in a timely manner can result in joint problems in addition to restricted mouth opening also known as trismus and joint issues apart from d...  Read Full »

How to cure ulcers and mouth stiffness developed due to pan chewing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got ulcers in my mouth due to chewing pan masala, and I have stopped eating it now. I am unable to eat spicy food and hot foods. I have developed stiffness in my inner mouth. So I am unable to open my mouth. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms and signs indicate that you have a white lesion. I need to check your cheek area and if you can send a photograph with an open mouth, focus on the cheek region so that I can precisely see and say you the current condition. It can be oral submucous fibrosis...  Read Full »

Please explain the problems we face during wisdom tooth eruption.

Query: Hi doctor, My wisdom tooth present in the lower left region is growing. I have a sufficient space for it to grow, and it is growing straight. I do not have pain in the tooth and half of the tooth is poking out now. But I have trouble in opening my mouth fully.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. An eruption of wisdom tooth cause difficulty in opening the mouth, fever, swelling in gums, pain and neck swellings. You do not need to worry. Restricted mouth opening will get relieved after a few days. Still, to get relief, you can take ...  Read Full »

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