What is Oxygen Ozone Therapy?
One of the most complex and perplexing problems in dentistry today is infection control. The oral cavity is a sea of microorganisms normally living in balance with the entire human body. Under certain conditions, “bad bugs” or pathogens can become the dominant life forms thus creating what we call disease. These pathogens come in the form of mixed type infection made up of bacteria, virus, fungus and even parasites. The difficulty is that each of these “bug” types needs a different drug to eliminate its dominance. Oxygen ozone therapy at Silver Dental can treat and eliminate all the “bad bugs” and support the surrounding tissue with no toxic side effect.
How does Oxygen Ozone Therapy work in dentistry?
Oxygen/ozone when introduced into the living system creates what is called a “transient oxidative burst”. The “bad bugs” have no natural defense against this reaction and, as a result, are over-stressed and die. Thus, oxygen/ozone disinfects the area treated, both safely and effectively. This “oxidative burst” also induces a multitude of natural biochemical and physiologic reactions. These reactions include better blood flow, enhanced immune response, and a more rapid healing response.
How can Oxygen/Ozone help in my dental care?
Staying within the accepted standard of care, with proper application, oxygen/ozone at Silver Dental can enhance the outcome in aspects of dentistry. For example, periodontal disease is a chronic gum and bone infection. By utilizing the different application forms of oxygen/ozone such as ozonated water, ozonated oils, and placing oxygen/ozone directly into the infected gum pockets, periodontal disease can be arrested without the use of pharmaceutical drugs and associated side effects. Another area of concern is infected root canals. Oxygen/ozone therapy sterilizes all aspects of the tooth, even into the smallest canals and tubules. This allows for a truly biologic root canal and thus retention of your natural teeth.