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My dentist told me that they see some flattening of

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Posted on Sun, 6 Jan 2019 in Dental Health
Question: My dentist told me that they see some flattening of my right condyle and that this could indicate a possible jaw disc dislocation.

I do not have any current pain in my jaw joints. Sometimes I hear clicking and popping but there is no clicking and popping when I open and close my mouth. Every once in a while, if I am stressed, I do have pain in my joints.

I am really, really afraid of developing condylar resorption. Specifically, I am afraid of getting the type of resorption that is severe and causes jaw deformity. I think this mostly happens to teenage girls in their pubertal growth phase.

Does my dislocated disc put me at risk for developing this kind of condylar resorption?
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Brief Answer:
Condyles looks fine

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Thanks for the query.

I have viewed the x ray and the condyles looks pretty fine.

The condylar space where the disc should be appears pretty normal.

Also taking consideration of your symptoms and co relating it with the x ray I do not find anything serious or abnormal.

You can get MRI SCAN done for more detailed explanation.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards.
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist.
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