Ozone dental therapy offers Denver area patients an alternative totraditional cleaning methods
The buildup of bacteria is the primary cause of decay and periodontal disease, both of which are common reasons that people request the help of a dental professional.
Most offices remove bacteria laden plaque and tartarby scraping, or if the gum diseasehas escalated to periodontitis, scaling and root planing. These methods though generally successful, can be greatly enhanced when done in conjunction with ozone therapy, which effectively kills harmful bacteria.The way this works is that your dentist will direct a stream of ozonated water into the affected areas of the teeth and gums. This is where the oxidation occurs. When ozone contacts the bacteria, the oxidation kills them.
Not only is this therapy effective in killing bacteria, when used in gas form, it facilitates remineralization of the teeth, which is beneficial when decay is present. It diffuses into the tooth, killing the microbes and neutralizing the damaging acids, which allows the tooth to remineralize.
Ozone is comprised of active oxygen molecules. This activity makes it an effective oxidant that has many applications. It has the capability to increase blood flow, manage pain and encourage a fullyfunctional immune system in addition to its ability to fight against many pathogens. Since it is a naturally occurring substance, the risk for infection or an allergic reaction to treatment is miniscule.
Research into ozone therapy is still limited, but the uses for such therapy are ever increasing due to the positive studies concluded thus far. It has been widely used in Europe for decades, and its use in the U.S. has gradually increased in recent years.
If you are looking for a natural approach to a cleaner and healthier mouth without the use of pharmacological drugs, ozone therapy might be exactly what you have been looking for. Call us today to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you.Back to Ozone Therapy Page