The temporomandibular joint is one of the most highly utilized and underappreciated joints.
Mechanically, the TMJ allows you to open and close your mouth, and to a lesser extent, extend and move your jaw from side to side. Functionally it facilitates eating, talking and facial expressions. Lockjaw also known as Trismus, is a condition in which the jaw muscles undergo spasm.
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» Lockjaw affects the whole jaw bilaterally. It can occur due to a sudden jerk, and becomes severe in a few hours. Inability to open your mouth completely is the most common symptom of lockjaw and this affects mastication and speech as well.CALL US NOW!
» Cancer: In some cases, carcinoma removal or radiotherapy can cause damage to the jaw and hence restrict its movements.
» Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is one of the prime reason for Lock Jaw. TM Disorders can develop due to arthritis, inflammatory disease or facial trauma.
» Infections around the oral cavity such as tonsillar abscess can also affect the movement of the joint.
» Tetanus may occur due to a life-threatening neurotoxin that is released by Clostridium tetani. This is a bacterium commonly present in the environment. This toxin can cause TM Joint muscle spasm. Tetanus is a huge risk factor for lockjaw. In fact, lockjaw used to be called Tetanus.
» There are a number of nerves and muscles that control jaw movement, and due to their anatomical arrangement, lockjaw is typically characterized by a jaw position that is partially open.
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