Trismus in simple terms, is an inability to open the mouth properly. It is not one disease, but maybe a manifestation of a group of many other conditions. This inadequate mouth affects the quality of life disproportionately because it hinders many basic aspects of daily life.
- Inability to eat well – this affects not only nutrition, but also has psychological bearing.
- Difficulty of speech – affects all daily interactions.
- Difficulty in breathing – happens only in certain severe conditions and can be life threatening.