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Revisiting Ozone Dental Therapy: How Can it Help You

added on: July 10, 2020
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As your Wilmington holistic and biological family dentist (and others across our region and country), we’ve been working hard to understand and implement changes. We discovered what the new normal or guidelines are for safely caring for patients, and in doing so, we had an idea. We thought it might be smart to revisit something we’ve been using at our holistic and biological family dental office in Wilmington for many years — ozone dental therapy

It’s one of our most important and innovative tools for eliminating bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Read on to learn more about how ozone has and will be changing the way dentists do dentistry.

Why is Ozone Used in Dental Care?

Over the years, more medical researchers are seeing the benefits of ozone therapy in dentistry and supporting how it’s used to treat patients effectively and safely. In a paper published in Medical Gas Research, it was concluded that the use of ozone, not only in dentistry but also across healthcare, would undoubtedly increase due to its many benefits and positive outcomes. The article lists ozone as being successful in the treatment of oral health issues such as:

  • Wound and pain healing post-surgery
  • Cavities or caries
  • Gingivitis or periodontal (gum) disease
  • Bad breath
  • Jaw pain
  • Root canals
  • Removal of plaque and biofilms
  • Sensitive teeth
  • TMJ problems
  • Teeth whitening

But what is ozone, exactly? It’s a super-powerful disinfectant armed with three oxygen molecules instead of two, compared to the oxygen we need to breathe. Ozone or O3 is much less stable than regular oxygen (O2) and wants to lose its third atom. Ozone acts as a natural antibiotic that attacks harmful bacteria and leaves good bacteria to continue to help you. Ozone dental therapy has been used medically for hundreds of years. It’s grown in popularity in the dental and medical fields over the years as bacteria and viruses become resistant to antibiotics and vaccines. Ask your holistic and biological family dentists in Wilmington about ozone, and they’ll tell you it’s:

  • Conservative
  • Pain-free
  • Minimally invasive
  • Able to dramatically lessen your treatment time

How Does Ozone Work?

We deliver ozone to you using a specially designed handpiece that gives us the ability to precisely target where the ozone gas is going. We can make sure the ozone is going only where it’s necessary. Like we mentioned earlier, ozone is not stable, like the oxygen we breathe. The third molecule, which causes the instability, gives ozone its power when it breaks free and comes into contact with bacteria or viruses. The ozone oxidizes, a process similar to rusting that’s good and bad for our bodies.

There’s so much to learn about ozone dental therapy and about its many uses that are good for both your oral and overall health. If you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Wilmington’s biological and holistic dental office. Our team can talk with you about your dental needs and ozone options. Call us at (302) 600-1165, today!


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