An Incidental Finding

October 6, 2014

A 62-year-old man with a persistent snoring problem presented for an oral medicine consultation. Examination revealed very slight facial asymmetry. A sagittal series of tomograms was obtained. What do these findings suggest?

A 62-year-old man with a persistent snoring problem presented for an oral medicine consultation. Examination revealed very slight facial asymmetry. There was audible crepitus in the left temporomandibular joint (TMJ) when the patient opened his jaw. There was no pain with range of motion or joint loading. A sagittal series of tomograms was obtained.

What do these findings suggest?