About Us

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates

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Facing Real Dental Challenges in 2020

Oral health poses real dental challenges at the moment. With strict rules and regulations regarding dental practice protocol, some patients are willing to ignore that toothache or even turn a blind eye to bleeding gums.
dental_challenges_TorontoProlonging treatment because you don’t want to go out is only going to make things worse. Sadly, if you are in pain, it’s probably too late.

Safety First to Overcome Dental Challenges

If you follow Dr. Judy Sturm’s Blog, you will remember that she and her associates have always kept the health and well-being of patients at the top of the list of dental practice priorities and protocols, even before the pandemic.

Dr. Sturm & Associates have elevated their already safety conscious protocols while upgrading dental equipment and enhancing day-to-day operations. 

While your dentist in Toronto and the team have always kept the team safe with PPE and dental practice cleanliness, a state of the art HEPA filtration system that controls aerosol use has also been added to protect team members and patients.

HEPA filtration keeps air moving while cleansing at the same time. As mentioned in Dr. Sturm’s previous blog, all team members have PPE. They wear scrubs, which are laundered every day, gowns, gloves, head coverings, masks and face shields.

Dental Challenges for Patients

Patients who had to postpone dental work may require less conservative and more expensive dental work. For example, a patient who had an appointment to fill a cavity with a traditional filling may require root canal therapy. If the tooth breaks below the gumline, it may need to be removed and replaced with a dental implant or bridge.

If you had a tooth pulled before the pandemic hit, your teeth might start to shift a bit. You could also be losing bone if the implant surgery had to be unduly delayed.

People who suffer from periodontitis, not only risk tooth loss, but also diabetes and heart disease. In fact, people with gum disease and inflammation are also in the high-risk category when it comes to Covid-19.

Avoid Dental Challenges and Schedule and Appointment

While certain dental issues are easily discussed with telehealth visits, some problems must be addressed. If you have bleeding gums, a toothache or a blister in your mouth that won’t heal schedule a comprehensive dental examination.

Call and schedule your dental checkup with your Yorkville dentist. Your overall health really could depend on it. Call or chat today.