Elevate Your Oral Health to New Heights with Ozone Dental Treatment
While you commonly associate ozone with the atmosphere, you may not know that it’s been used in medicine for over 100 years. Ozone has gained popularity because of its noninvasiveness, antimicrobial properties, and minimal side effects.
At Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, Florida, ozone therapy is the center of everything we do at our office. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates use ozone therapy for teeth to treat cavities, administer surgery, and disinfect gums without invasive or anxiety-invoking procedures.
How ozone therapy works
Ozone contains three molecules instead of two found in oxygen. This extra molecule gives ozone exceptional capabilities to neutralize pathogens. As the molecule tries to break free to become stable like oxygen, it creates an “oxidative burst” that kills bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and other pathogens on contact.
The oxidizing process breaks down the cell membrane of the pathogens, causing the cellular contents to leak killing the pathogens. Amazingly, ozone eliminates harmful organisms while leaving healthy cells intact. This way, we can neutralize harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens without interfering with healthy cells.
The many uses of ozone therapy
Ozone has a long history of use in dentistry, but its application has significantly increased due to the growing antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This powerful antimicrobial agent is now widely employed to prevent the necessity of procedures such as root canals and to sterilize specific areas prior to dental treatments.
Ozone therapy has many uses in dentistry, including:
- Gum disease treatment: Whether used as liquid or gas, ozone is effective in killing harmful bacteria on the gums, including periodontal pockets that are hard to access
- Cavity treatment: Ozone can reverse minor cavities by remineralizing the affected tooth. However, deep cavities require treatment using composite fillings or ceramic dental crowns. Ozone also kills harmful bacteria to prevent the progression of decay, reducing the need for traditional drilling and filling
- Treating tooth sensitivity: Ozone can seal out dentinal tubules, helping desensitize your tooth
- Mouth and canker sores: Oral application of ozone to cold sores and oral lesions can promote healing and reduce discomfort
- TMJ disorder: Injecting ozone into the temporomandibular joint can reduce the discomfort of infection-related TMJ pain. Ozone kills harmful microorganisms, reduces inflammation, and stimulates new tissue growth
Tackling infections is one of the toughest nightmares in dentistry. Your mouth is an active structure involved in speaking, talking, and eating, which creates a perfect environment for harmful bacteria to grow and thrive. While many of these bacteria are good, some can be harmful and cause several problems, including cavities, decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
Although antibiotics can help neutralize pathogens, ozone offers a natural yet effective method to keep infections under control.
Benefits of ozone therapy
Ozone was initially used to disinfect wounds, but now it has been proven to boost immunity and accelerate healing time. This natural treatment yields many benefits for your oral and overall health.
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Faster results
- Little to no side effects
- Accelerated recovery
- Effective in neutralizing pathogens
- Painless treatment
- Ideal for patients with dental anxiety
Dental ozone therapy near me
If you think ozone therapy is right for you, please call 727-888-6929 to schedule an appointment with Natural Dentistry. Our team has the experience to administer ozone therapy safely for optimized oral health.