US influencer gets her jaw stuck wide open after yawning too hard, doctor explains – India Today

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In what is nothing but a ‘jaw-dropping’ episode quite literally, an influencer from the US state of New Jersey yawned so hard that her jaw got locked in place – with her mouth wide open. Jenna Sinatra, 21, documented her painful experience in a series of videos on TikTok and Instagram as she said: “I can’t believe this happened.”

In a separate video, Dr Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon from Michigan, described Jenna’s jaw mishap as an “open lock, where your jaw literally is stuck open”.


Speaking of Jenna’s horrific ordeal, she recorded her visit to the hospital where doctors realigned her jaw after she got an X-ray done.

“We are going to give you a little bit of muscle relaxants, and then we are going to try and put it back,” a medical professional was heard saying in the background. The intensity of her yawn had resulted in the dislocation of her jaw, locking it in place.


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In an update that she shared last week, Jenna’s face was wrapped in bandages at the hospital as she captioned it: “Post lost of meds and four doctors shoving my jaw back together.”

While explaining Jenna’s jaw mishap, Dr Anthony Youn said, “This is very rare, but when it occurs it often happens if somebody does a big yawn. One main cause of this is dislocation of the jaw when you’ve got TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) problems and usually it’s treated by relaxation followed by manual adjustment.”

According to Healthline, “a broken, fractured, or dislocated jaw can create problems with eating and breathing. Immediate medical attention is necessary to minimise complications and accelerate healing.”

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Raya Ghosh

Published On:

May 15, 2024

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