When you hear the word ozone, you might think of the ozone layer in the atmosphere. It is made up of a naturally-occurring gas that protects us from harmful sun rays that can cause cancer. Due to its sterilization properties, here on land, cities across the world have used ozone to sterilize their public water systems and the European medical community has been using it for decades to heal wounds faster. We use it as part of our holistic dentistry practice to sterilize and heal, as well.
Ozone therapy can be used to treat a variety of dental issues, such as tooth infections and tooth decay, canker sores, cold sores, periodontal disease, and bone infections. Using a specialized ozone machine, we can direct a blast of medical-grade ozone to eliminate bacteria in the mouth and stimulate blood circulation to help with immune response. It can also be used to disinfect the mouth prior to a tooth extraction or surgery.
We’ve been successful in treating periodontal disease patients with ozone therapy. It effectively kills the bacteria in the gum tissue and supports the healing of gums.
Those with tooth sensitivity will be happy to know that ozone therapy can also treat this uncomfortable condition. The application of ozone has been found to effectively reduce the sensitivity of exposed enamel and dentin as well as the tooth root.
One of the other benefits of ozone therapy is that it is non-invasive. It can make treatments much more comfortable so that patients do not have to feel nervous or anxious about an upcoming appointment. As it is a natural gas, patients can feel good about using it as it contributes to their dental health and overall well-being.
If you have questions about the use of dental ozone therapy or holistic dentistry in Fort Lee, NJ, please feel free to schedule a consultation with our doctor. Your health is our first priority at Joel D. Singer, DMD.