Individuals with this condition may experience facial asymmetry, misalignment of the upper and
lower teeth, restricted ability to fully open or close the mouth, discomfort in the
temporomandibular joint, difficulties with speech, chewing, and possible psychological effects
due to the discomfort.
She first noticed slight misalignment and difficulty chewing on one side of her mouth, but she didn’t seek treatment right away. Over time, her condition worsened, leading to asymmetry, a crossbite, tension headaches, teeth grinding, and sleep troubles. Seeking a second opinion, she was diagnosed with a benign bone tumor in the right condyle. Under the care of Dr. Movahed, she underwent surgery and experienced significant improvement. She now realizes how much better she feels without pain and discomfort, allowing her to focus on other aspects of life and appreciate the importance of good health.