Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) negatively affect breathing during sleep. The most common SRBD is Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the airway intermittently collapses, blocking airflow to the lungs. Specially trained qualified dentists, like Dr. Olson, are able to identify oral signs of an underlying SRBD. Dr. Olson has completed the Mastery Continuum Program through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) along with additional training with renowned Spear Education in SRBD screening and treatment. Your airway health is important to us and will be discussed during your visit. We provide Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT), a proven, effective, non-surgical treatment for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. OAT may also be used in conjunction with CPAP therapy, helping to increase its effectiveness. We will work closely with your medical provider to determine if OAT may benefit you.

Signs & Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea include:

  • Loud Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Waking up feeling exhausted from a normal night of sleep
  • Morning Headache
  • Depression or irritability
  • Breathing cessation during sleep
  • Gasps, choking, or gurgling sounds while snoring
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Compromised immune system
  • Learning and memory problems