i can't open my jaw more then a half a inch what can i do to open it up

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 07 - May - 2011, at 20:01 PM

  • There are various reasons. It can be because of erupting wisdom tooth which is can be impacted or it can be due to some TMJ problem. Normally restricted mouth opening is due to some infection. So you have to go to dentist and get treatment plan made after clinical examination and xrays. The treatment will be accordingly. If it is due to wisdom teeth then wisdom teeth have to be pulled out and if due some TMJ disease then you will be given meds for that. For more info on wisdom teeth you can read this article... www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-wisdom-teeth-152.aspx

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