william a vitalie, dmd | aesthetic & restorative dentistry | find your ideal smile








Do you have any of these symptoms?

  1. Do you have a grating, clicking, cracking or popping sound in either or both jaw joints when you chew?

  2. Do you have sensations of stuffiness, pressure or blockage in your ears?  Is there excessive wax production?

  3. Do you ever have a ringing, roaring, hissing or buzzing sound in your ears?

  4. Do you ever feel dizzy or faint?

  5. Is your jaw painful or locked when you get up in the morning?

  6. Are you ever nauseous for no apparent reason?

  7. Do you fatigue easily or consider yourself chronically fatigued?

  8. Are there imprints of your teeth on the side of your tongue?

  9. Does your tongue go between your front teeth when you swallow?

  10. Do your fingers sometimes go numb?

  11. Do you have pain or soreness in any of the following areas:  jaw joints, upper jaw or teeth, lower jaw or teeth, side of neck, back of head, forehead, behind eyes, temples, tongue or chewing muscles?

  12. Is it hard to move your jaw from side to side or forward and backward?

  13. Do you have difficulty in chewing your food?

  14. Do you have any missing back teeth?

  15. Have you had extensive dental crowns of bridgework?

  16. Do you clench your teeth during the day?

  17. Do you grind your teeth at night?

  18. Do you awaken with a headache?

  19. Have you ever had whiplash?

  20. Have you ever worn a cervical collar or had neck traction?

  21. Have you ever experienced a blow to the chin, face or head?

  22. Have you reached the point where prescription drugs no longer relieve your symptoms?

  23. Does chewing gum start your symptoms?

  24. Is it painful, or is there soreness, when you press on your jaw joints or on the cheek just below them?

  25. Is it painful to stick your little finger into your ears with your mouth open wide and then close your mouth while pressing forward with those little fingers?

  26. Does your jaw deviate to the left or right when you open wide? (check in a mirror)

  27. Are you unable to insert your first three fingers vertically into your mouth when it is opened wide?

If you have some or many of these symptoms check with your doctor or dentist to see if you might have a Myofascial Pain Dysfunction problem.  This test is in no way meant to diagnose a medical or dental condition alone.

Call today to reserve your complimentary consultation with Dr Vitalie or visit our schedule section to fill out an online appointment request form


  Indiana PA  724.349.8380   |   Pittsburgh PA  412.521.4300
  questions:  info@vitaliesmiles.com    |    appointments:  office@vitaliesmiles.com


Copyright 2005  William A Vitalie, DMD
Website design by Inspire Imaging  |  Questions or Comments?  webmaster@inspireimaging.com
Need a website or template and not a dentist?  No problem! Contact us and we'll discuss your project