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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How can Ozone help in my dental care?
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.