What is this service?
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?
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?
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.