Anyone ever experienced trismus after having dental work done? I had a rear molar worked on 2 weeks ago, and now I can't open my jaw enough to place anything larger that my pincky finger into it. Went to the oral surgeon yesterday, he told me I had trismus, caused by a spasm in my muscle of the jaw due to the needle from the novacain. His suggestion to increase how far my mouth will open, start with 7 tongue depressors, insert between my teeth, and add a new one everyday until I can get 27 in there. Hurts like heck, but willing to give it a try. Haven't been able to eat anything other that pasta & ice cream ( not good for my figure) for a weeks now. Just curious if anyone else has ever experienced this, used this form of treatment and did it work and how long did it take.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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