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What do I do if taking muscle relaxants and doing exercises

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what do I do if taking muscle relaxants and doing exercises and the trismus from a root canal is now almost 3 weeks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry you are having difficulty with your jaw...

As you likely are well aware, trismus is a temporary condition, as opposed to a disease or permanent problem. It is not typical to have trismus after a root canal, although it certainly could happen. I would be inclined to continue with the muscle relaxants, see the Physician as needed, and with time (sorry to tell you that - as I also would want to fix this trismus immediately)! But, it may well likely just be more time needed (sadly)...

Here is a good article about trismus. I hope it may be of some help to you: