|Sleep Dentist in Denver, CO|
You might be surprised to discover that when it comes to treating snoring and other sleep problems, your dentist could actually be a valuable asset. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or if you are simply a loud snorer (who is driving your bed partner crazy), our Denver, CO, sleep dentist Dr. Steven Wilk is triple board-certified in dental treatments that help treat and manage your sleep apnea.
With more than 25 million Americans affected by sleep apnea, reported by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, people with OSA must be getting the proper care they need. Indeed, untreated sleep apnea can greatly increase your risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and hypertension. This is why you must see a doctor right away if you suspect that you might have sleep apnea.
The good news is that if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, or even if you snore night after night, Dr. Wilk and his dental team can help. Dr. Wilk has spent many years dedicated to treating and managing sleep apnea of varying degrees in patients of all ages. He’s even treated former NFL players who have been diagnosed with OSA. If you’ve been told that you aren’t a candidate for CPAP therapy, or if you are a current CPAP therapy-wearer and you’re not happy with the results you’re getting, then you may want to schedule a free consultation with us to find out if your symptoms can be managed with a simple oral appliance.
We understand that CPAP therapy can be cumbersome, noisy, and not always comfortable to wear. If CPAP is actually causing you to toss and turn at night, then what’s the point? An oral appliance is much like a retainer, in that it fits over your teeth and helps keep the airways open while you sleep to alleviate both snoring and OSA. This means you’ll wake up feeling refreshed without having to wear a facemask over your nose and mouth.
If you are a chronic snorer or someone dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, you could certainly benefit from turning to a dentist that specializes in treating these sleep issues.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilk at Denver Sleep Apnea Center, call us today at (303) 758-4865!