Welcome to Our Practice

Phase I and II Therapy

Dentists use a variety of treatment modalities which may be divided into Phase I and Phase II Therapy. The purpose of Phase I Therapy is to eliminate muscle spasms, TMJ swelling and dislocation (if possible), and generally reduce any type of pain. This treatment usually includes the use of splints, exercises, medication, local anesthetic injections, injections of other medications, physical therapy and chiropractic treatment.

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Self-Referrals

You do not need a referral from your medical doctor or some other health care or government official or health care provider (insurance company) to come to my office. You may come on your own if you have any of the symptoms listed on our TMD information. You can refer yourself just by calling (303) 758-4865.

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Symtoms of TMJ

  • TMJ Clicking
  • TMJ Locking
  • Change in Bite
  • Ear Symtoms
  • Headache
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Other Symptoms

Causes/Treatments

44% to 99% of TMJ problems are caused by trauma. By trauma, we mean an injury as obvious as a blow to the jaw with a fist or something as subtle as a whiplash injury with direct trauma to the head or jaw.

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Welcome to Center for Headache, TMJ, and Sleep Disorders! We are a team of dedicated dentists in Denver, and we love helping patients attain their healthiest, most beautiful smiles.

Although we deliver a wide range of dental services to our patients, we have a special interest in treating sleep disordered breathing. Sleep apnea is a type of breathing disorder which is a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Along with the generally decreased quality of life, people who suffer from sleep apnea also experience an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and depression. You may suffer from sleep apnea if you experience:

  • Loud or chronic snoring
  • Long pauses in breathing during the night
  • Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep
  • Excessive daytime tiredness and irritability

Our Denver sleep apnea and snoring dentists understand the stresses and health risks that come with sleepless nights. We combine years of experience with the latest treatment techniques to help you reduce and even eliminate your sleep problems altogether!

This website was created to educate patients about dental health care, our practice and the services we offer. You will find all of the information you need on these pages about general dentistry, sleep disordered breathing and the latest techniques and treatment options. In addition to our superior general dental services, we treat:

Our goal at Center for Headache, TMJ, and Sleep Disorders is to help sleep disorder suffers find real solutions to their sleep problems and regain refreshing sleep in order to improve their overall health and quality of life. If sleep apnea or severe snoring affects you or someone you know, you should not delay treatment. Call Center for Headache, TMJ, and Sleep Disorders or request an appointment to schedule an evaluation and reclaim healthy sleep!

Dr. Wilk says,

"I consistently get patients out of pain and have been doing so for more than 30 years." 

"I know what I am doing and have been well trained with all the latest technologies since I regularly attend the most important TMJ meetings at least four times a year."

"I produce results and am not satisfied with less than getting our patients back to quality, pain free daily living."

Steven J. Wilk, DDS 

Director - Center for Headaches & TMJ Disorders

Dr. Steven J. Wilk is an experienced, board certified practitioner who can aid you in the proper, efficient diagnosis and treatment of pain.

Education

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Ann Arbor, MI    
D.D.S Degree