Have you heard of Ozone therapy?
Cavities are a common dental problem that dentist treats regularly. The latest development of dental procedures to treat cavities and periodontal disease is the use of Ozone. No, we are not talking about the Earth’s Ozone, but we are talking about the molecules called Ozone also found in the Earth’s Ozone. Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It offers a safe way to treat cavities, gum disease, reverse decay, minimally invasive treatment, and best of all, pain-free treatment.
How exactly does Ozone work as a therapy?
Ozone gas is a highly oxidative form of oxygen and is a natural antimicrobial agent against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Not only is Ozone a natural antimicrobial agent, but it also can stimulate blood and immune response. This remarkable ability makes Ozone an ideal treatment for cavities and periodontal diseases. Ozone is harmless to the body and is a potent antimicrobial that stops germs from destroying teeth. Because of its tiny size, Ozone can reach deep areas between the teeth and underneath the gum line.
How is Ozone therapy used in dentistry?
Ozone therapy can be used for children and adults. Because Ozone therapy is a minimally invasive therapy, it is an ideal therapy for children. Ozone therapy has many applications in dentistry. Here are a few examples of how Ozone therapy is used.
- Reduce tooth sensitivity.
Ozone gas can be used to treat sensitive dental areas to harden the structure by promoting remineralization of the tooth surface.
- Gum disease
Ozonated water or gas can be used to purge bacterial biofilm that is hidden deep within the gum line in periodontal therapy. This essentially purges or disinfect deep periodontal pockets to stimulate tissue regeneration.
- Root canal therapy and tooth infections.
Ozone can be used as an antimicrobial agent to sterilize canal system to promote healing and prevent infections. Even after a successful root canal therapy, bacteria may persist. Ozone not only kills germs on contact, but it also helps breakdown the byproducts left behind by germs. Using ozone gas or ozonated water can penetrate deep into the tooth to prevent infections.
- Teeth whitening
Another use of Ozone therapy in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. Ozone therapy, along with teeth whitening gels, can significantly increase the effectiveness of teeth whitening procedures.
Ozone therapy has many benefits from usually no-drill treatment of cavities, non-surgical approach to gum disease treatment, prevents decay, and promotes enamel remineralization.
If you have questions about Ozone therapy or ready to schedule your next appointment, please contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make your appointment.