Trismus: causes, differential diagnosis, and treatment

Gen Dent. 1997 Jul-Aug;45(4):350-5.


Successful treatment of trismus depends upon prompt recognition of its cause and the initiation of appropriate management. Otherwise, trismus may lead to permanent functional impairment. Differential diagnosis and modes of treatment are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Temporomandibular Joint / physiopathology
  • Trismus* / diagnosis
  • Trismus* / etiology
  • Trismus* / therapy