One of the most complex and perplexing problems in dentistry today is infection control. The mouth is full of microorganisms normally living in balance with the entire body. Under certain conditions pathogenic or “disease causing” microorganisms can become the dominant life forms, thus creating infection. What if we had an agent that could treat and eliminate the infection and, in addition, support the surrounding healthy tissue without toxic side effect? We do now with ozone therapy for dentistry.
How does ozone therapy work?
Ozone, when introduced into the body, creates what is called a “transient oxidative burst”. The infective microorganisms have no defense against this reaction, and, as a result, die. Thus, ozone disinfects the area treated, both safely and effectively, without the side effects or antibiotic resistance potential of traditional antibiotics.
Ozone Therapy Benefits
The “oxidative burst” induces a multitude of natural biochemical and physiologic reactions. These reactions include:
- Better blood flow
- Enhanced immune response
- And a more rapid healing response
- No chance of allergic reactions
What can Ozone Therapy help treat?
Some of the dental issues Ozone can help treat include, but are not limited to:
- Periodontal disease
- Infected Teeth
- Tooth Decay
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Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth and having a “gummy” smile. Dr. Scott creates a customized treatment plan for you, based on your age and goals for your teeth, as well as your finances.
How can Ozone help in my dental care?
Staying within the accepted standard of care, with proper application, ozone can enhance the outcome in all aspects of dentistry. For example, periodontal disease is a chronic gum and bone infection. By utilizing the different application forms of ozone such as ozonated water, ozonated oils, and placing ozone directly into the infected gum pockets, periodontal disease can be amended without the use of pharmaceutical drugs and associated side effects.
Another area of concern is infected root canals. Ozone can also be used in extraction sites to help promote healing and eliminate pathogens, to help minimize the need to take antibiotics, which can destroy the gut microbiome. This procedure is especially useful when treating children, as minimal to no drilling of the tooth is necessary.