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What is Ozone Therapy in Dental Treatments?  

added on: October 6, 2023

Ozone dental therapy is a natural and non-invasive solution to several common dental issues. The ozone approach to dentistry is increasingly popular with holistic dentists who take a whole-body approach to oral healthcare. This form of therapy uses pure ozone, ozonated water, or even ozonated oil to safely and effectively kill microorganisms in the oral cavity that cause tooth decay.

How Does Ozone Therapy Work? 

Not all dental practices offer ozone therapy. All About Smiles believes in holistic solutions, while still embracing much of the technology and methodology used by conventional dentists to treat their patients. Ozone therapy is frequently offered to patients who need bacteria removed from their mouths. This treatment can disinfect the entire mouth in a short period. 

The dentist will apply the ozone gas or water to the teeth and gums, which allows it to do its work. Ozone is antimicrobial and acts as a natural disinfectant. Over the short span of a few minutes, the ozone can kill off pathogenic bacteria and alleviate tooth sensitivity caused by such bacteria. 

Dental ozone can be used for both children and adults and is helpful when treating gum disease, decay-causing bacteria, tooth sensitivity, and root canal therapy in some cases. Ozone can stimulate faster healing and create a more sterile system.

What Are the Main Benefits of Ozone Therapy?  

The benefits of this form of treatment include eliminating periodontal disease, tooth sensitivity, and even issues such as remineralization. Doing so without painful or invasive procedures is preferred by many patients and doctors, though sometimes traditional methods are still required to alleviate serious symptoms. 

Other benefits of ozone therapy include the lack of harmful chemicals. Some people’s immune systems are more sensitive to such chemicals and seeking a more gentle form of treatment allows them to alleviate certain dental conditions without being left with a negative impact. 

Ozone therapy doesn’t damage healthy tissue, which is another major benefit of this course of treatment. The therapy is very safe when used with proper dosage, indications, and administration. Concentrations are kept very low and the ozone typically lasts less than half an hour due to its short half-life. Anything not consumed is reverted to oxygen.

Ask Us About Our Ozone Therapy! 

If you’re interested in learning more about ozone therapy, All About Smiles in Wilmington, DE is happy to answer any lingering questions you may have about the treatment. Dr. Lewis Yu and Dr. Grace Liu strive to provide their patients with holistic options that have been proven effective at treating and maintaining one’s oral health. Our team is versed in safe techniques and administration guidelines for ozone therapy, allowing you to rest assured that you’re in experienced hands.

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