With ozone therapy, ozone gas is administered to the teeth. The ozone gas is colorless and made up of three oxygen atoms. It’s a natural disinfectant, and so the gas has the ability to kills bacteria, making it ideal for use on the teeth. Medical-grade ozone is completely safe, and commonly used to stop tooth decay and more, and it’s even used throughout the body to treat diabetes, immune disorders, and more.
Ozone Therapy in Dental Care
We use ozone therapy as part of a variety of preventative and restorative practices, including the prevention of infection and decay. Ozone is a powerful weapon against bacteria that’s able to access hard to reach areas, where cavities typically get started. It’s also a useful tool in accessing and eliminating the bacteria that hides along the gum line, allowing us to combat gingivitis in our patients. Ozone therapy can also be a component of a root canal procedure. We use ozone-infused water to flush out the inside of the affected tooth, targeting bacteria and encouraging the healing process to begin. Finally, for patients with tooth sensitivity, ozone can be key–it’s known to cut down on pain and sensitivity.
Comprehensive Dental Care at South Texas Smiles
At our office, we offer cutting edge care with the goal of keeping all of our patients’ smiles healthy and strong. Give us a call today to set up an appointment, and we’ll also be happy to answer any remaining questions you have about ozone therapy, or about any of our other services.Contact Us