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 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 is harmful to epithelial cells and gingival fibroblasts. Ozone dental has a wide range of 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 treatments. For instance, ozone is excellent as a preventative measure against future decay and dental damage caused by bacteria. Furthermore, eliminates the use of drills and fillings, as well as the use of anesthetics. Also, can whiten discoloured 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
OZONE IN PROSTHODONTICS
Dentists use ozone widely, 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.
OZONE IN DENTAL SURGERY
Several studies showed that ozonated water applied daily accelerated significantly healing rate of the oral mucosa. In addition, studies demonstrated the effectiveness of zone therapy after tooth extraction and for post-extraction complications.
OZONE IN ENDODONTICS
Studies indicated that ozone dissolved in water inactivates all pathogenic 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 endodontics and any other oral surgery or therapies.
DESENSITIZATION OF SENSITIVE ROOT NECKS
Studies documented significant and quick relief from root sensitivity after ozone spray followed by a mineral wash, producing a longer-lasting effect. 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 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 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 a period of 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 therapy) should be safe for patients that do not exhibit any allergies to ozone. Some simple tolerance tests can be performed prior to 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 the dental industry. With over 25 years of experience, we are able to provide you with the most reliable, advanced, and high-performing generators available. Please provide us with detailed information about where exactly you plan to use ozone 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. Contact us now.