Ozone therapy offers an effective, holistic approach to fighting infection and bacteria.
Made of a colorless gas, ozone combines three oxygen atoms that are injected directly into the skin, or through other various methods, to help disinfect the surrounding area and improve the body’s intake and use of oxygen.
Further, ozone treatment helps activate the immune system to increase the patient’s natural healing process.
In dentistry, ozone therapy is used to treat certain oral infections, desensitizing tooth pain, treating cysts and abscess.
If a patient is experiencing an infection within their oral cavity, ozone treatment may be recommended to:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce bleeding
- Reduce inflammation
Sterilization is used at Dakota Dental and is used to assist in killing bacteria during dental procedures.
What to Expect During an Ozone Therapy Dental Treatment?
There are many ways ozone therapy is applied to an affected area, including, but not limited to, the omission of gas; injections; advanced devices (i.e. HealOzone); or water.
Once the gas reaches the affected tooth, it kills the bacteria and helps repair the surrounding tissue. Ozone treatment for oral infections is both safe and non-invasion, making it perfect for children and adults.
Patients may experience some side effects with treatment, flu-like symptoms or slight discomfort during treatment (The American Center for Biological Medicine). Though each patient is different, most patients reported a decrease in side effects after treatment, as their tooth began to heal.