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Trismus – Part Three

Trismus – Part Three

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In this blog we will look at the extra-articular causes of trismus. Extra-articular refers to the area outside of the immediate Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) I.e., external to the articular disc, condyle and articular fossa of the skull. Please see the … Continue reading

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Trismus – Part Two

Trismus – Part Two

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Trismus – Part Two Re-Cap In the previous blog we introduced Trismus. We found that: – Trismus is the limitation of movement and opening of the jaw. – It can be caused by problems (derangements) either within (intra- articular) the … Continue reading

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Trismus: Often Confused with Lockjaw

Trismus: Often Confused with Lockjaw

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The layman’s term for Trismus is lockjaw. The question is “what is Trismus?” Is it when you can’t open as wide as you normally would be able to (normal mouth opening is 35-45 mm) or is it when you’ve already … Continue reading

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Our office is now open. We are taking the following precautions to combat COVID-19;

  • A plexiglass barrier stands on the front desk in the waiting room.
  • All patients have their temperature taken with a non-touch digital infra-red thermometer.
  • All staff wear mask, gloves, gown, bonnet, goggles and face shield.
  • Hand sanitizers are readily available for staff and patient use.
  • Patients will wait outside or in their car until their appointment time.
  • No visitors are permitted in the office.
  • Social distancing will remain in effect in the office.
  • Patients experiencing influenza-like-illness (fever with a cough, sore throat or muscle aches) should not come to the office.
  • Air purifiers with hepa filters have been installed in each operatory and waiting room.
  • All COVID-19 precautions put forth by both the dental and hygiene boards have been put into force in the office.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Dr Axelrad and Staff