Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic Pain

Orofacial neuropathies derive from a number of causes depending on the symptoms experienced. For the three most common types of neuropathic pain conditions, diagnostic procedures may include tests, examinations and considerations.

Fortunately for those suffering from facial neuropathies, there are a number of treatments that have been found effective in managing pain symptoms.

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Myofascial Pain
Myofascial Pain

A diagnosis of chronic myofascial pain means that myofascial trigger points are the primary source of pain symptoms. Unfortunately, myofascial pain can also mimic a variety of other conditions.

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Headaches
Headaches

A headache might also be a symptom of an underlying health problem that requires further medical attention. With multiple types of headaches and many possible causes, it is important to seek further care to determine a proper diagnosis.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious disorder that disrupts a person’s sleep, often without his or her awareness. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness, studies show that people who suffer from OSA are much more likely to suffer from heart problems (heart attack, congestive heart failure, hypertension), strokes and have a higher incidence of work-related and driving-related accidents.

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Help for TMJ
Help for TMJ

TMD often causes severe pain and discomfort. It can be temporary or last many years. It might affect one or both sides of your face. More women than men have it, and it’s most common among people between the ages of 20 and 40.

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Want Better Sleep?
Want Better Sleep?

Our energetic team hopes to become a valuable part of your journey and keep you as healthy as possible with premium service. Contact us today for all your TMJ and Sleep Solutions.

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Dr. Amy Hartsfield

Dr. Amy Hartsfield

Dr. Amy Hartsfield has an undeniable passion for helping others achieve optimal oral health. She first began pursuing that passion at Auburn University where she studied biomedical sciences and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Amy dove even deeper into the field in 2004 and received her doctorate of dental medicine from The University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Since then, she has become a sought-after professional in the greater Birmingham area for premium dental services.

She has completed over 450 hours of Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep medicine continuing education and continues to educate herself regularly on the latest dental techniques and health trends. When she’s not meeting with patients and providing the most comfortable environment for them, she’s staying active with a number of organizations such as being a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hartsfield is a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to water ski, snow ski, sew and run. She, her husband and son live in Homewood.

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