2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part F
Physiotherapy in case of trismus: A case study
AUTHOR(S): Kaushik Guha and Dr. Subhrojyoti Bhowmick
ABSTRACT:Trismus is a common complication, which usually occurs after extraction of tooth, trauma, dental or oral infections, after giving injections to gums, T.M.J dysfunction etc. Trismus leads to several difficulties to the patients, like inability to open jaw while eating food, speaking, yawning. The patient usually complaints of pain & tenderness in the face, more in the area in front of the ear, increases while attempting to open the jaw, trying to eat food especially solid food. Physiotherapy plays an important role as a treatment of trismus. Different techniques like mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, U.S.T, I.F.T, E.S.W.T, Laser can be applied for treating this condition. Exercises like isometric exercises to the muscles of jaw increases the strength of weak muscles. This is a case study of a patient, who was suffering from trismus & pain following an injection after extraction of second molar of left side lower jaw. He was treated conservatively with physiotherapy.
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How to cite this article:
Kaushik Guha, Dr. Subhrojyoti Bhowmick. Physiotherapy in case of trismus: A case study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):353-355.