Sleep apnea is a serious problem affecting millions of Americans and many residents of the Phoenix and Glendale areas. Fortunately, Dr. Donald Wilcox has extensive experience treating sleep apnea. At Desert Smiles, we can restore you to the restful sleep you want and need. Sleep apnea is a common condition with a number of risk factors. You might be at increased risk for sleep apnea if you:
- Are overweight. Fat deposits around the neck may obstruct your upper airway while you sleep.
- Have a thick neck.
- Have a narrow airway, whether as a result of genetics or enlarged tonsils.
- Are a man.
- Are older than 60.
- Have a family history of sleep apnea
- Drink alcohol
Failure to treat sleep apnea can put you at risk for serious health issues, including cardiovascular failure, diabetes, and stroke. By working with Dr. Wilcox, you’ll learn more about what’s causing your sleep apnea and how to treat it. If you believe you may be suffering from sleep apnea, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in the Phoenix, Glendale, and Scottsdale, Arizona areas.