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Jack A. Sturm, D.M.D.
Microsurgical Endodontics
Technology
GentleWave Multisonic Ultracleaning™ Technology: Advancing the Standard of Clean for Your Teeth

Root canal procedures can save infected or damaged teeth by removing the pulp and bacteria from inside the tooth. Traditionally, this process has relied on metal files that physically scrape away decay and diseased tissue from within an infected root canal. But these files cannot easily reach everywhere within the canal, leaving as much as 60% of the canal space untouched. That means that bacteria is left to multiply inside your tooth—and over time, you could find yourself right back in your endodontist’s chair.

 

The GentleWave® System represents an innovative new way of cleaning your root canal. With breakthrough Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology, a powerful vortex of treatment fluids, plus multiple waves of broad spectrum acoustic energy enable treatment fluids to reach every surface. Tissue, debris and bacteria are virtually eliminated, even in the microscopic tubules that traditional methods cannot reach providing unprecedented disinfection and a clean that has never been achieved before.

 

 

DIGITAL CT IMAGING AND RADIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sturm was one of the first endodontists in the United States to use a digital CT Scan machine for endodontic diagnosis and treatment. He has lectured internationally on the benefits of this remarkable technology. This machine gives us the ability to see your tooth in three dimensions as well as view cross sections of your tooth to look for dental infections.

 

Surgical Microscopes

An extremely bright, focused light plus magnification equals enhanced vision.  We utilize a surgical operating microscope (SOM) to achieve this superior vision, so that we can achieve better results for our patients. Some root canals have a diameter of 0.08 mm, and are extremely difficult to locate, especially if you consider that they are housed deep inside the crown of a tooth.  By employing this microscopes, we are able to locate micro-fractures that otherwise might go undetected. Posts, pins, broken instruments, and obstructions found in retreatment cases are more easily addressed utilizing this microscope as well. From diagnosis to treatment, the SOM benefits the patient and endodontist alike.

 

DIGITAL X-RAYS

We use an advanced digital radiography system in place of conventional dental x-rays, which reduces radiation exposure to our patients by up to 90% and improves diagnositic capabilities. This technology also eliminates environmental exposure of the hazardous byproducts of x-ray film developing.

 

Computer Controlled Dental Anesthesia

Our CompuDent anesthesia unit, also known as The Wand, makes getting numb easier with little to no discomfort.

 

Interoffice Communications

We utilize a paperless software program, called The Digital Office, as an added convenience for both our patients and referring doctors.  Registration through this website saves our patients time by eliminating lengthy paperwork and can be done at home prior to your visit.  Your dentist is also able to view all phases of your endodontic treatment after an account has been created.