Dental Ozone Therapy
Dental ozone therapy: Simple, Safe and Effective
Ozone therapy can be used in all areas of dentistry, such preventing tooth decay, managing tooth sensitivity, treating gum disease, overall infection control and so much more.
What Can Ozone Dentistry Treatments do for You?
Prevention and Protection. The following two uses of ozonated water are standard in our office as extra precautions for our patients.
a. Ozonated water can be used as a pretreatment rinse for our patients to disinfect their oral cavity.
b. Fill the unit water supply bottles and Ultrasonic units with ozonated water. This protects our patients and our staff from aerosol contaminants produced by high speed instruments and water spray from the air/water syringe. The unit water lines will also be free of all biofilms (a complex aggregation of microorganisms growing on a solid surface – “slime”) when the ozonated water is used in the reservoirs.
The use of ozonated water in our office today now insures disinfection and sterilization and leaves only oxygen and water as byproducts. It’s safe, it’s simple, and it’s effective.
Patient Treatment. The following processes are standard in our office for extra patient care.
a. In our patient care, ozone is utilized in two forms: (1) ozonated water and (2) pure oxygen/ozone gas. Using these two agents in combination allows the dentist to treat all oral infections using only oxygen and water. Regardless of the location of the type of infection, ozone is able to treat almost any situation.
b. The ozonated water is the perfect irrigation solution for periodontics, tooth extractions, dry sockets, and even for post operative treatments to help reduce pain and inflammation.
c. For operative dentistry and periodontics, ozone gas is used to reach and penetrate areas such as, carious dentin, dentinal tubules, and periodontal pockets where no other antibiotic or disinfectant can reach.
d. Ozone gas is also a powerful antimicrobial agent when exposed to the prepared tooth surface before dental fillings are placed or before cementing crowns and fixed bridgework. Post operative discomfort can be significantly reduced by following this protocol.
e. For sensitive teeth in general and joint disorders, the ear and nasal insufflation therapies with ozone gas (gently letting the gas flow into the ears and/or nose) may also be used to provide a healing environment and thus reduce pain and discomfort from these areas.
All these examples are possible because the infection/inflammation is positively charged (acidic) and ozone is negatively charged (basic). Therefore, the chemistry of the infection and/or inflammation attracts the ozone to the area and thus eliminates the pathogens from spreading.
The use of ozone as a disinfectant device in our office allows us to enhance the safety and cleanliness of our dental environment for our patients and staff. In addition, dental ozone provides multiple applications as a therapeutic tool to help prevent and/or reduce infectious and inflammatory reactions that dentists routinely observe every day in the oral cavity.