Trismus: aetiology, differential diagnosis and treatment

Dent Update. 2002 Mar;29(2):88-92, 94. doi: 10.12968/denu.2002.29.2.88.

Abstract

Trismus is a problem commonly encountered by the dental practitioner. It has a number of potential causes, and its treatment will depend on the cause. This article discusses the primary causes of this condition and the various treatments available.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Infections / complications
  • Dental Care / adverse effects
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications
  • Hot Temperature / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxillofacial Injuries / complications
  • Mouth / physiopathology
  • Mouth Diseases / microbiology
  • Neuromuscular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / complications
  • Trismus / diagnosis
  • Trismus / drug therapy
  • Trismus / etiology*
  • Trismus / therapy

Substances

  • Analgesics
  • Neuromuscular Agents