Ozone is a symbol O triatomic molecule (O3) and is a naturally occurring compound that consists of a few oxygen atoms. As long as the sun is shining, it continuously forms in our upper atmosphere. It keeps our air clean and removes pollutants since it's heavier than air. The scent you get after a rainfall is due to the Ozone. For over 100 years, ozone therapy has been used in the medical field to successfully treat a number of different diseases. Its widespread use is due to its noninvasive nature, unique properties, and absence of adverse reactions and side effects. Today, many dentists are turning to ozone therapy for the benefits of their patients.
What Ozone Therapy in Dentistry is
Ozone therapy is known as a versatile bio-oxidative therapy in which ozone/oxygen is administered by dissolving in water or oil base or via gas to acquire therapeutic benefits. In dentistry, this oxygenated gas and water is used to disinfect millions of dentin tubules you have in your tooth. Many dentists stand by ozone gas as a way of stopping a decaying tooth or reversing the process entirely.
Benefits of Ozone Dentistry Therapy
There are many people who visit a holistic dental practice who have illnesses like chronic fatigue, thyroid disease, autoimmune disorders, cancer, severe allergies, and more. They seek the help of a holistic dentist to provide them with a whole body approach to dental services. Ozone therapy is one type of the more popular treatment modalities used in whole body dentistry.
Some benefits of ozone dentistry therapy include:
- Prevention of root canal therapy
- Treatment of early caries
- Treatment of chronic gum and bone infections (periodontal disease)
- Increased sterilization during root canal therapy
Treatment of infected root canal
Ozone is a potent oxidant.
The cell membranes of fungi, bacteria, parasites and viruses don't have any or have very little antioxidant enzymes. When they don't have protection, ozone burns a hole through (oxidizes) their cell membranes and cause them to rupture, leading to the death of the cells. The cell membranes of healthy cells have antioxidant enzymes and therapeutic levels of ozone don't harm them.
Dentists know that ozone treats periodontal and gingival diseases and helps with perio maintenance because of its immunostimulating and antimicrobial biological effects. In one study, ozone therapy was also found to be effective in reducing dentin hypersensitivity and dental pain. Ozone therapy in dentistry doesn't just treat the symptom in dental procedures, but it also treats the cause of the problem as well. Therefore, instead of focusing on the routine dental process of 'damage control', this natural dentistry provides a proactive approach to treatment overall. Across the board, ozone therapy in dentistry is an industry advancement that has evolved with success.
To learn more about the benefits of ozone therapy in dentistry, call us here at Atlantic Dental Wellness at 631-474-7477 or contact us via our online form.