Ozone therapy is a holistic method of addressing dental concerns for patients. The triatomic oxygen particle is extremely safe when used properly by a qualified dentist. There are many uses of ozone therapy in dentistry, and Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental suggests patients consider its benefits when determining which dental office to visit for cosmetic and restorative work.
These uses of ozone therapy in dentistry include:
Gum disease / periodontal therapy
Ozone is often used as ozonated water that is administered below the gum line and into the gum tissue to remove bacteria and other harmful substances that can contribute to the disease and its continued formation.
Root canal therapy / endodontic treatment
Dr. Scott Stewart often uses ozone during root canal therapy. It can help kill bacteria within the canals, sterilize the inside of the tooth, and facilitate faster, more effective healing afterwards. Ozone is great for getting into hard-to-reach areas for sterilizing them and avoiding the possibility of reinfection.
Cavities / area of tooth decay
Because ozone can help kill bacteria, it is often used over the surfaces of the teeth to help reduce the amount of bacteria in an area. When used in areas of decay, it can reduce the need for numbing while fillings are placed. It can also help in calcifying the structure of the tooth.
Ozone therapy is used because it can reduce sensitivity, is completely safe, and does not have any cross-reactions to medications patients may be using. Since oxygen does not cause allergies, it is a wonderful, holistic alternative for patients who may have many different allergies or concerns with alternative methods of treatments.
Ozone therapy is extremely versatile and Dr. Scott Stewart is proud to offer this as a method of treatment in his practice. He also uses many laser therapies in his office and continues to focus on holistic, modern methods of treating common dental concerns. If you are located in or around the Lakewood area, contact the team of South Lakewood Dental today to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Scott Stewart and undergo a complete evaluation.