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Ozone Therapy

Ozone Therapy

What is this service?

Ozone therapy, also known as oxidative therapy, has become more mainstream in recent years, thanks to its use in treating chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and asthma. Ozone can also be used successfully to treat a variety of dental issues, including gingivitis, periodontal disease, dental caries, tooth sensitivity, dental infections, sinusitis, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), and osteonecrotic lesions. Dr. Grabiak offers ozone therapy at our Littleton, CO dental office.

Ozone is a gas that comprises three oxygen atoms. Ozone is colorless, but it’s not often seen in its pure form because it reacts easily with other elements—that’s what makes ozone therapy so powerful and useful in dentistry. It’s even used in food preservation as an antibacterial agent! Not only does ozone kill all the bad bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoans, it also removes their breakdown products as well as other necrotic debris. When ozone is applied to teeth, gums, or impressions, it can destroy bacteria and kill viruses. Which is why it’s useful for managing a number of dental problems.

What is the procedure?

Ozone is used in dentistry by applying either ozone gas, ozonated water, or ozonated oil to the mouth, sinus, ear, or TMJ. Dental ozone therapy is useful to kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. It is a circulatory stimulant, a wound-cleanser, an accelerant for wound healing, a hemostatic agent, and an immune activating agent.

In ozone dental treatment, an ozone generator machine is used to create a specific dosage of medical grade ozone gas (O3) from medical grade oxygen molecules (O2), for your specific needs. Some treatments use the ozone gas directly, while others mix the gas with water or food grade olive oil to make an ozone solution used in the treatment.

Ozone is a potent oxidant that is antimicrobial and acts as a disinfectant. During treatment, the oxygen atoms in ozone interact with the pathogens that cause cavities, periodontal disease, and other dental pathologies.

What are the benefits?

A major benefit of medical grade ozone treatments is that ozone doesn’t damage healthy tissues. Our cells have antioxidants and free radical scavengers that fight the oxidative effects of ozone. Bacteria and other pathogens don’t have enough of these molecules, so the ozone kills them.

The body, including your teeth and gums have the potential to renew and regenerate itself. In the presence of disease and inflammation, this potential for the body’s regeneration has been blocked. The reactive properties of ozone stimulate the body to remove many of these impediments thus allowing the body to do what it does best – heal itself. Ozone activates the immune system in infectious diseases, improves the cellular utilization of oxygen, causes the release of growth factors that stimulate damaged joints and degenerative discs to regenerate and ozone can dramatically reduce or even eliminate many cases of chronic pain through its action on pain receptors.

The foundation of providing safe and personalized holistic care begins by getting to know you and your goals for your oral health and overall health, both short term and long term. Dr. Grabiak will then learn about your family’s dental and medical history, along with your dental and medical history. Afterwards, we begin your exam by taking a sample of your saliva (Sillha), checking for seven different biomarkers. That same day, we will send you home with a report showing how you scored in those different biomarker categories.

The head and neck examination is often overlooked by busy clinicians but it is as crucial as an element of the oral cancer examination. Dr. Grabiak begins his exam outside of the mouth by starting with a soft tissue check of the neck and the jaw. A thorough head and neck examination is essential for detecting early skin cancers, any overdeveloped jaw muscles that may be contributing towards bruxism, and enlarged lymph nodes that may indicate an active virus or infection.

After the extraoral exam, Dr. Grabiak begins his extensive intraoral exam. During Dr. Grabiak’s exam he is evaluating the teeth, uvula, mucosal tissues, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and the oropharynx. Part of this exam includes taking high-definition photos of the mouth, all at different angles so you can see exactly what he is seeing. Our hygienist will then come in and complete a comprehensive periodontal assessment. In some cases, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist may recommend additional testing to get to the root cause of the evidence of symptoms they are seeing in your mouth. This entire process takes roughly an hour. In some cases, depending on what Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist had found during their exam we will invite you back for a follow-up appointment called review of findings.

In preparation for the review of findings, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist will take the time to evaluate all of the data that was collected from your examination and testing to determine your specific needs. At your review of findings appointment Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you one on one to review the data that was collected from your appointment, along with any recommendations. This allows you the time to ask Dr. Grabiak any questions that you may have about your treatment recommendations and expectations from treatment.

Jeromy Mulkey

Jeromy Mulkey

Operations Manager

Jeromy received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved to Colorado in 2015 from Hannibal, New York (a small town outside of Syracuse) and that is when his career in the dental field began. Jeromy started in corporate dental as a patient coordinator and quickly progressed to office manager and then running multiple specialty practices over the next 5 years. Holistic dentistry was an exciting new challenge and Jeromy couldn't be happier with his family at Denver Dentistry. Holistic dentistry was a breath of fresh air and gave a new excitement and passion for learning of all the new sciences and technologies the Denver Dentistry team has integrated into their practice. Jeromy currently lives in Sheridan and enjoys living close to the mountains. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, playing soccer and basketball, camping, and hiking. Jeromy is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and assisting the team in bringing more smiles to satisfied patients.
Chelsea White

Jazmin Contreras

Dental Hygiene Assistant

In 2020 Jazmin graduated from Colorado Mesa University at the top of her class with a degree in Kinesiology. From a young age Jazmin knew she had a passion and interest in the medical field which led her to gain various experiences in the medical field. However, when she first came to Denver Dentistry, she fell in love with dentistry and knew this was her passion. Dr. Grabiak and his team offered a unique holistic approach to the field; something Jazmin has always been highly interested in. She quickly realized this is where she was meant to be and Denver Dentistry instantly felt like home. In her free time she and her fiance enjoy traveling and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Chelsea White

Chelsea White

Lead EDDA

Chelsea is a born and raised Florida girl and has now been a Colorado resident for 5 years. She has loved dentistry for a long time, and couldn’t see herself in any other profession. Knowing her career path, she went to school at Central Florida Institute to become a dental assistant with an extended program. Graduated in 2012 as a Dental Assistant and as an EDDA, she looks forward to esthetics and happiness with patients. As someone who has been in the field for almost 10 years, she strives to work as a team to meet all expectations with the patient. In her free time she loves to hike, and explore the beautiful places Colorado has to offer.

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