Sunday, January 12, 2014
Tonsillectomy and Jaw Pain
If you have recently had your tonsils removed and are experiencing jaw pain, your pain is not uncommon or unusual. During your procedure, the intubation can cause jaw joint disorders and jaw pain. In order to do a tonsillectomy the surgeon must open your mouth quickly and make sure the mouth is open wide to insert the respiration tube. The length of the surgery is directly related to how long your mouth remains open, which can cause pain to the jaw joint. If you are experiencing a lot of pain after your tonsillectomy you should consult your physician. If the pain occurs months after your procedure, you should see a TMJ specialist.