Wayne M. Parks, D.D.S.
AADSM Qualified Dentist
AADSM Board Eligible
Waco Snoring and CPAP Alternatives
7100 New Sanger Avenue
Waco, Texas 76712
P: (254) 776-2775 F: (254) 776-0033
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
U.C.L.A. Residency Certificate, Dental Sleep Medicine
U.C.L.A. Residency Certificate, Orofacial Pain
Welcome to Waco Snoring and CPAP Alternatives!
Dr. Parks is the only dentist in the Waco area who is designated as a qualified dentist by the AADSM and is board eligible in Dental Sleep Medicine.
Our practice is dedicated to providing effective, comfortable Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients who cannot tolerate their CPAP units. These Oral Appliances also effectively treat Snoring problems. They are considered Medical Devices and may be covered by your medical insurance plan.
CPAP units effectively treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea when they are used regularly. However, they can be difficult to use, and many patients find the masks and hoses associated with the CPAP units uncomfortable. Patients also may find that their bed partner is disturbed by not only the mask and hoses, but also by the noise the units make. Those patients who travel frequently may find the CPAP units inconvenient to take through security checkpoints. Individuals who spend time pursuing outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hunting may not have access to electrical connections to power their CPAP unitss.
Waco Snoring and CPAP Alternatives can help with these CPAP problems!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a type of breathing disorder which is a potentially life threatening condition characterized by brief interruptions of breathing and decreased oxygen flow to the brain during sleep. Along with the generally decreased quality of life, people who suffer from sleep apnea may also experience an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, depression, Alzheimer's like memory loss, and fatigue. They may fall asleep while driving or at work and feel chronically tired.
You may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea if you experience one or several of these symptoms:
- Loud or chronic snoring
- Long pauses in breathing during the night
- Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep
- Excessive daytime tiredness and irritability
- Decreased intimacy
- High blood pressure
- Drowsiness while driving
- Chronic fatigue
- Memory loss
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Fractured or cold sensitive teeth
- TMJ jaw pain
- G.E.R.D. (acid reflux)
We understand the stresses and health risks that come with the sleepless nights caused by Snoring and Apnea for both you and your partner. We combine graduate Residency training from the Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine programs at U.C.L.A. with the latest treatment techniques to help you comfortably and conveniently reduce and control your sleep problems. We work as a partner with your sleep physician to address your CPAP and Snoring treatment problems.
You will find the helpful information you need on these pages about Sleep Disordered Breathing and the latest techniques and treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring:
Our mission at Waco Snoring and CPAP Alternatives is to help those of you who suffer from Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea find comfortable, medically proven solutions to your CPAP and Snoring problems, and experience truly restful sleep that improves overall health and your quality of life.
If Obstructive Sleep Apnea or severe Snoring affects you or someone you know, you should not delay treatment!
Call Waco Snoring and CPAP Alternatives today at (254)-776-2775 to discuss your CPAP and Snoring issues.