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7 things that can lock your jaw and leave it hanging!

Didn't know your jaw could get locked all of a sudden? Read this!

Written by Poorva Chavan | Published : July 2, 2016 7:44 AM IST



You didn't know your jaw could lock anywhere, anytime? Well, it is possible, and the condition is called trismus or lockjaw and is caused by spasms in muscles that help in chewing. It could limit your mouth opening and can interfere with oral hygiene, eating and speech. However, it is treatable and most of the times it is a temporary condition. But here are a few causes that put you at risk of the condition.


Hard Food

Chewing hard food--Eating extremely hard food especially from one side of the mouth can also lead to a lock jaw.


Tobacco Products

Chewing tobacco products--Continuously chewing tobacco products such as gutka can also cause a lockjaw.



Tumours--Dr Vaish says that tumours or cancerous growths can also lead to locking of jaws.