• cause
  • Trismus is defined as difficulty in opening the mouth due to a muscle spasm resulting from a disturbance in the trigeminal nerve, however it can also refer to limited mouth opening of any cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • oral
  • Acute closed locked conditions - displaced meniscus Rarely, trismus is a symptom of nasopharyngeal or infratemporal tumors/ fibrosis of temporalis tendon, when patient has limited mouth opening, always premalignant conditions like oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) should also be considered in differential diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Caphosol is a topical oral agent of supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse indicated for dry mouth that has been clinically proven to shorten the duration and severity of mucositis and relieve dry mouth when used with fluoride. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • brain
  • A mouth guard with the proper thickness of 3 to 5 mm between the teeth can reduce the rate of concussion, by preventing the condyle (lower jaw hinge) from being forced into the base of the brain (temporal bone) at impact. (dbpirates.com)
  • Though mouth guards are primarily designed to protect the teeth, they can also vastly reduce the degree of force transmitted from a trauma impact point (jaw) to the central nervous system (base of the brain). (franklinvilledental.com)