Inability to Completely Open the Mouth Overview
Another name for Inability to Completely Open the Mouth is Trismus.
What is trismus?
A person with trismus is unable to open the mouth normally. This may be due problems with the jaw joint, muscles used to chew, or from localized swelling in the mouth and throat.
What other symptoms can be seen with trismus?
People with trismus may also have facial pain, facial swelling, numbness in the face, excessive drooling, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking, fever, chills, and swollen lymph glands in the neck.
How does the doctor treat trismus?
Treatment for trismus depends on the underlying cause. Trismus that is due to infections is often treated with antibiotics.