Dental practice exposes you to a wide range of bacteria. Biological fluids, such as saliva and blood, are present during the procedure. By itself, the oral cavity is an ecosystem brimming with various microorganisms, and is a hotspot for bacteria, putting dental health, dental professionals, and patients at risk. Dental offices must maintain proper infection control practices to avoid contamination. Most dentists use a Chlorhexidine (CHX) solution for disinfection, but it harms epithelial cells and gingival fibroblasts. Ozone therapy has a wide range of benefits in many applications in dentistry, but its main use lies in its antimicrobial properties.
Ozone dental therapy presents many advantages when used as a support for conventional dental treatments. For instance, ozone treatment is excellent as a preventative measure against tooth decay, gum disease, and dental damage caused by oral bacteria alone. Furthermore, it eliminates the use of drills and fillings, as well as the use of anesthetics. Also, can whiten discolored cavities and eliminate bacteria in cavities. In addition, reduces inflammation and pain sensation. Ozone is also perfect for the disinfecting of rinsing/cooling water, water tubes, tools, and surfaces. Furthermore, due to its non-invasive nature and relative lack of discomfort, it is an ideal treatment choice for patients.
DENTAL OZONE THERAPY APPLICATIONS
Dental ozone therapy is a versatile treatment option that can be used in a variety of dental applications. Here are some of the many benefits of ozone dental therapy for different dental procedures:
OZONE IN PROSTHODONTICS
Dentists use ozone therapy widely in prosthodontics, for example, to prevent denture stomatitis, and the formation of microbial plaque, such as C. Albicans, S. mutans, and S. aureus. According to scientific, the application of 2-4 ppm of ozone over one-minute exposure is highly effective in reducing C. Albicans microorganisms in oral tissue.
OZONE IN DENTAL SURGERY
Ozone therapy can be used before and after oral surgery to help prevent infection and promote healing. Several studies showed that ozonated water applied daily accelerated significantly healing rate of the oral mucosa and gum tissue. In addition, studies demonstrated the effectiveness of zone therapy after tooth extraction and for post-extraction complications.
OZONE IN ENDODONTICS
Ozone therapy has gained popularity as an adjunct treatment option in endodontics, Studies indicated that ozone dissolved in water inactivates all pathogenic and harmful bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, oral Ozone application is more effective in reducing pathogens than most other disinfectants. Further, unlike other disinfectants, Ozone is safe even if the ozonated water will be accidentally consumed by a patient. This is why Ozone is ideal for use in oral hygiene, endodontics, and any other oral surgery or therapies.
DESENSITIZATION OF SENSITIVE ROOT NECKS
Ozone therapy can be used to desensitize sensitive root necks. Sensitive root necks are a common problem, and they can cause discomfort when exposed to hot or cold temperatures, acidic foods, or when brushing. Studies documented significant and quick relief from root sensitivity after ozone spray followed by a mineral wash, producing a longer-lasting effect on dental treatment. By removing a smear layer, ozone facilitates the penetration of ionic Calcium and Fluorine deep into the dentinal tubules. After the application of ozone Calcium and Fluoride ions enter the tubules easily, deeply, and effectively reducing pain.
OZONE IN PERIODONTICS
Ozone therapy quickly and effectively destroys dental biofilm targeting putative periodontal pathogens showing positive results in studies. Aqueous ozone is considerably more effective, safer, and easier to apply than gaseous ozone when used as a substitution for mechanical debridement. In fact, ozonated water (4-10mg/l) inhibits a form of dental plaque and reduced the number of subgingival pathogens. Ozone dissolved in water applied in chronic gingival and periodontal diseases, showed improvement, as well as in patients with periodontal abscesses.
OZONE THERAPY FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or damaged tissue from the inside of a tooth and filling it with a special material to prevent further infection. Ozone therapy can be used as an adjunct to root canal therapy to disinfect the root canal system and kill bacteria that may be resistant to traditional methods.
During the ozone therapy treatment, a small amount of medical-grade ozone gas is introduced into the root canal system using a specialized dental instrument. The ozone gas is highly reactive and can penetrate deep into the root canal system, destroying bacteria, viruses, and fungi that may be present.
OZONE DISSOLVED IN WATER IS SAFE FOR DENTAL THERAPY
Anecdotally, several ozone enthusiasts have been drinking ozonated water with concentrations above 15-20 mg/l for over 20 years and showed a positive effect of ozone on their health, claiming that it cured some life-threatening illnesses. In addition, over the past 35 years of experiential studies done with consuming dissolved water ozone, no harmful effects of any kind were detected.
Therefore, it would be safe to say that accidental ingestion of ozonated water (typically at 4-5 times lower ozone concentration than in our test as recommended for dental ozone treatments) should be safe for patients that do not exhibit any allergies to ozone. Some simple tolerance tests can be performed before commencing any ozone therapy. Ozone gas inhalation, on the other hand, can be harmful to the pulmonary system and other organs, however, we have never seen permanent damage to health caused by ozone.
WHY ABSOLUTE OZONE?
Absolute Ozone® pioneered the most advanced developments in ozone dental treatment. With over 25 years of experience, we can provide you with the most reliable, advanced, and high-performing pure ozone generators available. Please provide us with detailed information about where exactly you plan to use your dental ozone machine and what effect of ozone application you want to receive. Using your information, we customize each system to meet your requirements, calculate the required ozone generator size and provide you with a formal quote for your budgeting considerations.
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