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Unable to open mouth

My brother can't open the mouth after 2nd sitting of root canal treatment about 2 weeks ago, he is having half finger opening now, previously it was 4 fingers opening, doctor saying its due to the muscle spasm and it will be recover soon, So do I need to worry or is it ok? Please guide
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Dr. Anoop Jain Delhi | Prosthodontist
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Kindly take muscle relaxants & try to open ur mouth against resiatance (put ur hand below ur chin). It will help u to recover very soon.
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Hi It's k ... It happens At times if the injection has not been given at the right position. The treatment is forced jaw opening and taking muscle relaxants Regards
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Yes it could be due to muscle spasm. .due to needle prick. .kindly take muscle relaxants and do warm saline rinses. .If severe pain then take tab. diclomol thrice a day for 2 days.. wait for 3 days at least for the symptoms to get resolved. .take care
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Do not try to open mouth wide..against resistance. .
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dont worry. it is just a temporary thng. might have been due to muscle spasm for long appointments of mouth opening or needle orinjection injury. its a common thing. take prescribed antibiotics and muscle relaxants
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Dr. Puja Bansal Pune | Dentist
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Hi, Inability in mouth opening could be because of spread of infection or muscle spasm or it also can be because of injury to nerve during anaesthesia. You need to take muscle relaxant, antibiotics, B complex medication. Follow proper Root canal treatment.
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Could be due to needle injury to the muscle or infection. Your brother needs to take antibiotics and painkiller with muscle relaxant. Should be ok soon.
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hello practo user plz tell which teeth has been treated. there may be some reasons like rupture of masticatory muscles due to insertion of needle during anaesthesia. second, there may be abscess over in posterior region which causes restricted mouth opening.
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take muscle relaxant and antibiotics prescribed by ur doctor.
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warm saline gargles
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Hello, You need to go back to your dentist and get it checked again if it is not subsiding even after taking muscle relaxants. Regards Dr Suman Makam
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Take Muscle relaxant tablets. Guess your dentist should have prescribed it already. Do mouth opening excercise. If it doesnt work visit the dentist he ll help open your mouth forcefully or with the help of an instrument. After that also you should do mouth opening excercise.
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Visit a dentist and get your mouth opened.
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(1) not to worry
(2) to guide u: ask your brother to get regular check up from a dentist every 6 months to avoid any tooth disease, which would avoid him to go through treatment and it's complications. [Prevention is better than cure]
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Dr. Bipin Patel Ahmedabad | Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist
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It will be recover but u coming at clinic atlist for chakeup . Clinically show what happens.
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u take some muscle relaxation tablet  or mouth exercise.
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