DIFFICULTY IN MOUTH OPENING

Patient complains of difficulty, pain or restricted opening of mouth. This usually signifies that both the temporomandibular joints are involved. It usually occurs upon waking and gets worse throughout the day. In some cases, the jaw may lock entirely.

This limitation of jaw activity may lead to further limitation of jaw movement and increase in pain due to degeneration of joint, muscle weakness, and fibrosis.


Treatment for Locked Jaw