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Foothills Dental Spa

May 29, 2015 18:06 ET

Arvada Dental Office Now Treating Sleep Apnea Patients

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Dr. Jeffrey Wilkin, an Arvada family dentist, is now crafting oral appliances to treat patients with sleep apnea disorders.

Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder in which breathing pauses during sleep. The main types of sleep apnea are Central Sleep Apnea Disorder, Complex Sleep Apnea Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disorder, with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disorder being the most common.

Sleep apnea can affect patients both physically and emotionally, causing fatigue, restlessness, headaches, memory loss and depression. The disorder also has been linked to serious conditions like heart disease.

“Sleep apnea is a common chronic disorder that leads to restless sleep and can actually be fatal if left untreated,” Dr. Wilkin said. “Our practice has identified a helpful and easy way for patients to get a peaceful night’s sleep.”

Dr. Wilkin has completed continuing education courses on sleep apnea treatment and uses oral devices that keep the airway open during sleep. The oral devices are custom-made for each patients, and patients often get acclimated with the appliances after a few weeks of wearing them.

“These devices are extremely effective and eliminate snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea,” Dr. Wilkin said. “Sleep apnea is a very physically and mentally draining problem. After just a few weeks of wearing the device, patients are often seeing drastic changes in their physical and emotional state.”

Dr. Wilkin, an Illinois native, has been practicing dentistry for 30 years. He offers preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, short-term orthodontics, implant dentistry, biological dentistry and periodontal dentistry. As part of his biological dentistry services, Dr. Wilkin can safely remove and replace old mercury fillings with composite, tooth-colored fillings. His office also uses the VELscope oral cancer screening device, which uses a special blue light to expose abnormal tissue inside a patient’s mouth.

Foothills Dental Spa offers fillings, crowns, dentures, bridges, dental implants, TMD treatment, sleep apnea appliances, veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, Invisalign and oral cancer screenings. Spa treatments include HydraFacial, Botox, Juvederm, permanent makeup, acne therapies and liquid facelift.

Dr. Wilkin received his undergraduate degree and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University and has trained at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, Spear Education Center and Mid-Atlantic Center for Continuing Education. Dr. Wilkin practiced in Freeport, Ill., from 1985 to 2004, when he moved to the Denver area.

Dr. Wilkin sponsors and participates in several community organizations and events, including Westwoods Elementary School, St. Joan of Arc Early Learning Center, Hope House, Mother Cabrini Shrine, Holy Family High School and The Arvada Center for the Arts.

For more information on snoring and sleep apnea treatment, or for a comprehensive list of services offered at Foothills Dental Spa, visit the website at www.foothillsdentalspa.com or call 303-625-6375.

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