• pharyngeal
  • Odontogenic- Pulpal Periodontal Pericoronal Non-odontogenic- Peritonsillar abscess Tetanus Meningitis Brain abscess Parotid abscess The hallmark of a masticatory space infection is trismus or infection in anterior compartment of lateral pharyngeal space results in trismus. (wikipedia.org)
  • causes
  • a grinding, rasping or gnashing" Traditionally causes of trismus are divided into intra-articular (factors within the temporomandibular joint [TMJ]) and extra-articular (factors outside the joint, see table). (wikipedia.org)
  • Barbing of needles at the time of injection followed by tissue damage on withdrawal of the barbed needle causes post-injection persistent paresthesia, trismus and paresis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Succinyl choline, phenothiazines and tricyclic antidepressants causes trismus as a secondary effect. (wikipedia.org)