Do TMJ symptoms indicate the development of condylar resorption after a jaw surgery?
I am 29 years old and fearful about developing condylar resorption.
I have a double jaw surgery and genioplasty in 2012 to correct "long face syndrome".
Since then I have developed TMJD symptoms such as popping and clicking, as well as muscle soreness.
I have also stopped taking hormonal birth control contraceptive pills.
I am afraid that the hormonal changes of discontinuing oral contraceptives and the TMJD symptoms may mean I have developed condylar resorption after my jaw surgery.
Can you help me understand whether this is happening or not?
Thank you very much.
Please provide more details.
Thanks for the query..
Well clicking and popping sensation does not exactly indicate that there is condylar resorption..
There can be a number of other symptoms.
Please provide following details..
1.Is your mouth opening normal as before or is it reducing with time?
2.Do you find any changes in facial profile like chin moving backwards or receding?
3.Is there any changes in your bite or occlusion?
4.Are your front teeth showing any increased gap between upper and lower teeth overtime?
Please revert back with answers..
Does this mean condylar resorption is not likely for me?
Is this something I should look out for? How common is it for women my age with my history of long face syndrome and double jaw surgery? Do I need to be wary of regulating my hormones to avoid it?
Not necessary to get resorption.
Although there are chances of condylar resorption after jaw surgery involving jaw joints but it is not always necessary..
If you still doubt you should get a Panoramic x ray done to rule out the exact condition of the jaw joints..
Hope this helps..