Welcome to Our Practice
Dentist in Denver, CO
Welcome to Center for Headache, TMJ, and Sleep Disorders! Our team in Denver is dedicated to helping patients attain a better quality of life through good sleep and without head and face pain.
This website was created to educate patients about health care, our practice and the services we offer. You will find all of the information you need on these pages about sleep disordered breathing and the latest techniques and treatment options. 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!
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.
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.
Symtoms of TMJ
- TMJ Clicking
- TMJ Locking
- Change in Bite
- Ear Symtoms
- Sensitive Teeth
- Other Symptoms
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.
Sleep Apnea in Denver, CO
Although we deliver a wide range of 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! For more information on sleep apnea services, visit out Sleep Apnea Center's Website.
Head, face and jaw pain can have a variety of origins, and include a wide spectrum of problems, with an equally wide range of treatment options. Our goal is to determine the anatomy underlying the discomfort, determine what factors are causing or aggravating it, and provide ways to improve the situation. The first stage is an accurate diagnosis, and this begins with collecting vital health information through our website, and follow this with a comprehensive examination and collect x-rays and other imaging as necessary and consultation with Dr. Wilk.
Education is a very important part of the process, as many of these disorders cannot be entirely “fixed”. So the more you understand about your problem the better you will be able to manage it.
Once a diagnosis has been established, Dr. Wilk will review an individualized treatment plan aimed at the most conservative and direct approach. Many patients are treated with specific oral devices worn in the mouth at night, during the day, or both, to stabilize the joint and muscles. Medications may be prescribed and injections may be used to help facilitate improvement.