Sometimes, a snore is just a snore. Sometimes, it is something more. You may have obstructive sleep apnea. For Dr. Roeder, it was something more. In 2008, he was diagnosed with triple severe obstructive sleep apnea. He and his wife both hated his CPAP machine. Then he found an alternative. He did not need a machine to sleep soundly through the night after all!

Dr. Roeder has been treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea by providing snoring treatment in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, for over 12 years. He has treated many of his regular dental patients who want to be free of their CPAP machine so successfully that sleep physicians often refer their patients to him. He is the doctors’ doctor; one of his patients is a highly regarded sleep physician in the Lehigh Valley.

Call 215-515-6555 to schedule an appointment with Dream Dentistry & Sleep Care to be fitted with a dental appliance that can save you and free you from your CPAP machine. Your insurance company may even cover treatment by Dr. Gordon Roeder and Dr. Zachary Kulp.

Sleep Apnea Explained

Obstructive sleep apnea is when the tissue in the back of your throat relaxes and limits your airway, or when your airway is partially blocked by your tongue. As you can imagine, not getting enough air can cause you to wake up several times throughout the night and even put you at greater risk for more serious health issues like:

  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack

Not to mention how crummy you probably feel if you are missing out on a good night’s sleep every single night.

How We Treat Sleep Apnea

This incident occurs when your blood oxygen level drops below what is healthy. Using a dental appliance, Dr. Roeder was able to take his sleep apnea incidents down to 3.4 per hour from almost 88 per hour!

If you call us or fill out our online form, our dentists and team can meet with you to see if your obstructive sleep apnea can be treated with a simple dental appliance too.

Dr. Roeder is an alumnus of the notable Temple University Dental School in Philadelphia and has completed a general practice residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital. He started his own practice in 1988 and has been serving patients in our area for almost 30 years.