Common symptoms for ICR include jaw pain, limited jaw movement, facial asymmetry, bite
changes, open bite, malocclusion, and difficulty in chewing and speaking. It may also be
accompanied by clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, headaches, earaches, and TMJ-related
discomfort. As idiopathic condylar resorption progresses, advanced symptoms may include
significant facial asymmetry, pronounced bite changes, severe jaw pain, chronic headaches,
difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, limited jaw movement, clicking or popping sounds in
the jaw joint, earaches, and hearing problems. In advanced stages, the resorption of the
condyle can lead to functional impairments, such as difficulty in chewing and speaking.
Before meeting with Dr. Movahed, Clessa’s bite advanced from a Class I Occlusion to an anterior open bite and recession of the lower jaw. She was suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, asymmetrical jaws, malocclusion or misalignment of her teeth, and Temporomandibular disorder, causing Temporomandibular joint pain.