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Complexity[edit]

When reading this article I was struck by its complexity, I understand one cannot provide concise definitions but surely we can at least give the reader an idea of what is caused, as opposed to having the reader open several windows to determine if the cause is applicable?

Sincerely,

Daniel from Pretoria. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.209.13.145 (talk) 23:50, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Copyvio[edit]

This seems to be taken verbatim from http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/dental/trismus.htm —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheBlunderbuss (talkcontribs) 22:24, 31 March 2007.

Agreed. Removed info with quick summary so the article is now a stub. - Dozenist talk 04:36, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Treatment Section[edit]

The treatment section seems very suspect. Both references are to commercial web sites selling devices to treat Trismus. That doesn't seem very NPOV to me. I suggest that it be removed. 0x0077BE (talk) 06:05, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I think the solution is to expand the treatment section with proper references, instead of deleting the admittedly weak references that are present. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:48, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Catch-22?[edit]

If I understand this article properly, if you don't remove your wisdom tooth it can get infected because of how long it takes to erupt compared to normal teeth, exposing an open wound for an extended period.. and that infection can make your jaw swell shut.. but if you DO have your wisdom tooth removed, the jaw can swell anyway as a result of that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.73.70.113 (talk) 03:04, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

See pericoronitis. Yes, you are correct, difficulty opening the mouth can be caused by pericoronitis, but also by post-operative swelling following wisdom tooth extraction (along with other possible complications). Lesion (talk) 16:36, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Trismus and/or bruxism as an adverse drug reaction, development and transience or permanence[edit]

Trismus is not caused by recreational drug use, this seems like a confusion with bruxism. Stimulant users often get a tight, clenched jaw, but there are no reports which mention true trismus symptoms. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anareon (talkcontribs) 15:51, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Actually Trismus and Bruxism are both possible side effects of some medications, particularly stimulants. It is prejudicial language to exclusively mention recreational drug use with stimulants: a) stimulants are not the only drugs that cause/contribute to either condition, and b) medical drug use can have adverse effects too. Could someone neutral and knowing correct the page and add information about the development/transience/permanence/prognosis for Trismus when it develops as part of an adverse drug reaction? Smittee (talk) 11:09, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Will do at some point. FYI trismus is a also a possible symptom of bruxism, so anything that causes bruxism, e.g ecstasy, may also cause trismus. Lesion (talk) 13:50, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Search for suitable sources[edit]

I propose that WP:MEDDATE be more flexible for this article. It is going to be very difficult to find sources from the last 5 years.

  1. ^ Horst, RW (1994 Spring). "Trismus: its causes, effects and treatment.". ORL-head and neck nursing : official journal of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses. 12 (2): 11–2. PMID 8564757.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Wright, EF (2011 Jan-Feb). "Medial pterygoid trismus (myospasm) following inferior alveolar nerve block: case report and literature review.". General dentistry. 59 (1): 64–7. PMID 21613042.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ de Santana-Santos, T (2013 Jan 1). "Prediction of postoperative facial swelling, pain and trismus following third molar surgery based on preoperative variables.". Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal. 18 (1): e65–70. PMC 3548647Freely accessible. PMID 23229245.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Brignardello-Petersen, R (2012 Aug). "Is adjuvant laser therapy effective for preventing pain, swelling, and trismus after surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molars? A systematic review and meta-analysis.". Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 70 (8): 1789–801. PMID 22398186.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Lodi, G (2012 Nov 14). "Antibiotics to prevent complications following tooth extractions.". The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 11: CD003811. PMID 23152221.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Eliyas, S (2013 Feb 28). "Dental extractions prior to radiotherapy to the jaws for reducing post-radiotherapy dental complications.". The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2: CD008857. PMID 23450590.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Dhanrajani, PJ (2002 Mar). "Trismus: aetiology, differential diagnosis and treatment." (PDF). Dental update. 29 (2): 88–92, 94. PMID 11928347.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Dijkstra, PU (2004 Oct). "Trismus in head and neck oncology: a systematic review." (PDF). Oral oncology. 40 (9): 879–89. PMID 15380165.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ Troullos, ES (1990 Sep). "Comparison of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, ibuprofen and flurbiprofen, with methylprednisolone and placebo for acute pain, swelling, and trismus.". Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 48 (9): 945–52. PMID 2395047.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Marien, M (1997 Jul-Aug). "Trismus: causes, differential diagnosis, and treatment.". General dentistry. 45 (4): 350–5. PMID 9515441.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Lesion (talk) 11:31, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Rename proposal[edit]

Right now the article is called "trismus". I think this is a professional term, and not a common term.

In the infobox for this the ICD codes and MESH term give other options for names, including "Abnormal involuntary movements" and "Jaw muscle spasm". I wonder if this article could be called "jaw spasm", "jaw clenching", "lockjaw", or anything else that is more understandable. I am not sure what the sources saw. "Trismus" is definitely a common medical term for this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:02, 25 May 2016 (UTC)