At Contemporary Dentistry, we are constantly looking for innovative approaches to help us maintain our patients’ dental health holistically. One of the recent additions to our practice that we’re very excited about is ozone therapy.
And we think you’ll be excited, too, when you realize all the benefits it offers you.
On its own, ozone therapy is completely noninvasive. There’s no need for us to drill, cut, scrape, or grind to perform ozone therapy. It’s just a gas that we apply to your teeth or gums to treat them.
Sometimes, ozone may be used in support of an invasive treatment–such as root canal therapy–but ozone itself is noninvasive.
Ozone is not compatible with oral bacteria or fungus. This makes ozone a great treatment anywhere we want to get rid of damaging infection, such as in gum disease or an infected tooth.
Removing the oral microbes not only ends the infection, it sets your body up for additional healing and reduces your risk of complications.
One of the reasons why ozone therapy can be noninvasive is that ozone can penetrate deep into teeth and gums. It’s a gas, so it can seep into tiny cracks and spaces that we can’t reach with a scraper, drill, or even a laser.
This penetrating ability helps it when it’s supporting procedures like gum disease treatment and root canal therapy. It’s particularly useful in root canal therapy because it can penetrate deep into the root canals where it’s hard to reach and clean out with tools. This makes it more likely that your root canal will succeed.
Ozone can be so penetrating that we can use it to treat a root-canaled tooth that is showing signs of infection again. We don’t even have to open the tooth: just allow ozone to penetrate inside and kill the infection.
Acid is one of the biggest dangers to your teeth. Acid will dissolve tooth enamel and dentin, so if we want to set up conditions to heal your teeth, we want to get rid of acid. Ozone can do this. As ozone breaks down, it can bond with acid in the oral environment, neutralizing it.
This not only stops tooth decay, it allows the body to utilize its natural healing processes to regenerate enamel and dentin.
How Will Ozone Benefit You?
When you put together all these advantages, you’ll soon realize how this adds up to many benefits for you, including:
- Less invasive treatment
- Less discomfort related to treatment
- Better results
- Lower risks
- Shorter treatment and healing times
- Lower costs
That’s a pretty exciting combination of benefits. Would you like to see whether you can benefit from ozone therapy in Rochester, NY? Please call (585) 244-3337 today for an appointment with a dentist at Contemporary Dentistry.