Locked jaw

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Temporomandibular joint disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TJDs) are problems that affect the joint between the lower jaw and the base of the skull.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in jaw
  • Locked jaw
  • Jaw pain when eating
  • Teeth grinding
  • Headache

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Temporomandibular joint disorder.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious but rare infection caused by bacteria.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Locked jaw
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature
  • Muscle cramp

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Tetanus.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.