When you hear the term ozone, you most likely think about the adverse effects on our atmosphere. The ozone that contributes to greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere is entirely different from the ozone dentists use. Certain progressive dentists across the globe have adopted ozone therapy thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Ozone therapy makes cleaning bacteria, viruses, fungus and every other living microorganism out of a patient’s mouth an easy process that is also completely safe. If you are in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area and looking into ozone therapy, drop by and see Dr. Chris Brady and the friendly Dental Health and Wellness team.
The Saudi Journal for Dental Research states an ozone molecule consists of three bonded atoms. This bonding creates a negatively charged particle that exists as a colorless gas. This ozone was initially used in dentistry in the 1930s by Dr. E.A. Fisch. Dr. Fisch began using ozone in his dental work because it possesses strong antibacterial and healing properties. Today, dental ozone is used around the world to assist in dentistry. It has been popular in Europe for decades but is now starting to gain a hold in the United States.
Ozone, a “supercharged” oxygen, can help treat various dental health issues, including tooth decay and gum disease. Adding a third atom into the run-of-the-mill oxygen creates this more unstable ozone which has remarkable disinfecting powers.
We are happy to tell you that ozone therapy is 100% safe! There is a significant chance that it is safer than many traditional dental treatments, all of which were highly accepted for their effectiveness and safety. Ozone gas is 100% natural and provides the dentist with a substance that can reduce many side effects and complications that can be present following a dental procedure.
Any dental disorder which is brought upon by harmful bacteria can benefit from the use of dental ozone. Dental issues that can help include cavities, gum disease, ulcers, and advanced decay. These are just some of the dental health issues which can be treated using ozone therapy. Dental therapy is typically used in conjunction with another procedure. For instance, when decay is removed from a tooth with a cavity, ozone can be used to clean the tooth (after decay is removed) before the filling is put in place. The most common procedures which utilize dental ozone include deep cleanings, root canals, extractions, and fillings.
Patients and dentists alike have begun to pay more attention to ozone therapy, partly due to the ability it gives dentists to treat tooth decay without removing a large portion of the natural tooth. If a dentist does not utilize ozone therapy, the only option for treating tooth decay is to drill into the tooth. That can result in portions of the healthy tooth needing to be removed along with decayed matter. That is not a worry with ozone therapy.
When applied, dental ozone kills any bacteria present that contributes to the development of tooth decay. Once the bacteria are removed, the tooth can heal on its own. Once the bacteria are eradicated, your tooth will undergo a remineralization process which builds up the tooth’s structure. If you think ozone therapy may be right for you, call Dental Health and Wellness in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Brady. Dr. Brady and his team can review your situation and decide how ozone therapy can best be used to help improve your dental health. To schedule an appointment, please call (719) 215-9292.