ozone therapy

What's It Used For?

Ozone therapy is used in dentistry in many ways:

  • Periodontal Disease: Ozonated water can be used to flush below the gum line of patients with periodontal disease.
  • Root Canals: Ozone therapy can be used to disinfect roots after the nerves and blood vessels have been removed during a root canal.
  • Tooth Decay: Ozone can be used to treat tooth decay by removing the decay- causing bacteria on and around the tooth.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy is a treatment that is used as a disinfecting tool prior to treatments like fillings and root canals. Ozone is a negatively charged particle that naturally seeks to neutralize anything with a positive charge. Bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, and free radicals typically carry a positive charge. The negatively charged ozone seeks out the positively charged bacteria and neutralizes its charge, thus destroying it and disinfecting the area.

Ozone therapy is used in dentistry in many ways:

  • Periodontal Disease: Ozonated water can be used to flush below the gum line of patients with periodontal disease. The ozonated water infiltrates the gum tissue, neutralizing the bacteria that cause gum disease.
  • Root Canals: Ozone therapy can be used to disinfect roots after the nerves and blood vessels have been removed during a root canal. As a gas, ozone is able to reach places that traditional liquids can’t, therefore creating a truly sterile and bacteria free canal system before the procedure is completed.
  • Tooth Decay: Ozone can be used to treat tooth decay by removing the decay- causing bacteria on and around the tooth. In fact, if the cavity is not too deep, no restoration may be needed at all.

Ozone therapy is an alternative treatment method that may not work for all patients. However, when a patient is a candidate for the treatment, ozone therapy is a simple, quick, and non-invasive treatment method that does not require numbing or drilling.

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