Technical note| Volume 61, ISSUE 2, P181-182, February 2023

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Wooden clothes’ pin device for trismus treatment

Published:January 06, 2023DOI:
      Trismus is defined as an inability to open the mouth fully. Impaired mouth opening may have a detrimental effect on quality of life, and basic functions such as chewing, swallowing, or breathing may be affected.


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