Application of Ozone/Oxygen Therapy in Dentistry
Sep 12, 2019 12:40PM
By Stephen Ellis
by Dr. Sheri (Shahrzad) Salartash
During recent decades, ozone has been utilized to successfully cure various diseases, such as circulatory disorders, geriatric disorders, macular degeneration, viral diseases, and cancer. Ozone is also used in healing infected wounds and stimulate the immune system. Not only does ozone/oxygen therapy kill all the bad bacteria, protozoans, fungi, and viruses, it also removes their breakdown products and disrupts other necrotic debris without hurting human cells.
What is Ozone/Oxygen Therapy?
Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. In nature, ozone stays in the earth's stratosphere and absorbs the ultraviolet radiations which hurts our skin. In medicine, ozone therapy is widely used to disinfect treating area and activate the immune system.
Is Ozone/Oxygen Therapy safe to our body?
Because ozone helps release more oxygen into the tissues of human body, it stimulates oxygen metabolism that presents as a wall protector of the body cell. Controlled ozone application is considered to be extremely safe by health experts—far safer than most medications, including antibiotics because the therapy can eliminate chemical side effects. To best apply ozone into medical treatment, practitioners are required to have proper training and certification.
How to apply Ozone/Oxygen Therapy to Dentistry?
The ozone therapy used in dental treatment is conservative and more beneficial than present conventional technique, as it is minimally invasive to non-invasive. The ozone itself can travel below the surface of the tooth, kill and stop the bacteria from reproducing in the early areas of decay. The process also generates more oxygen to mouth tissues and enhance the self-healing system.
Ozone therapy can be used to provide various treatments to dental problems such as cavities, gum diseases, oral infections and inflammatory in-mouth tissues. For example, periodontitis is a type of disease which involves infection, inflammation and recession of the gum. If left untreated, infected gums can break down the bone and teeth’s supporting tissues, weakening the tooth root and leading to losing teeth.
Ozone generates powerful reaction to drive oxygen beneath the gums line and inflamed areas to heal damaged cells, as well as increase the turnover rate of oral tissues. The process also penetrates deeper tooth structure, gum pockets and root canal in order to kill viruses and bacteria in the whole treated area without side effects.
Ozone Therapy’s Role in Holistic Dentistry
In holistic dentistry, ozone therapy is trusted by whole-health focus doctors to perform cavities treatment, periodontal therapy, with remineralization of early lesions, root canal treatment, tooth sensitivity, canker sores, cold sores, oral infections and more. Not only is ozone/oxygen therapy safer to human cells, the process itself is also minimal to non-invasive to the whole body. Therefore, ozone therapy is recommended by many holistic practitioners in many general and preventive dental procedures to get the best result possible.
Dr. Sheri Salartash offers comprehensive care for the mouth, including general and preventative family dentistry, cosmetics and implants, orthodontics, Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, Mercury Safe Removal (S.M.A.R.T.-certified), TMJ with Neuromuscular and EMG therapy, non-surgical snoring treatment. From her green office in Alexandria, using sustainable materials and advanced laser technology, Dr. Sheri treats both children and adults. To learn more about ozone/oxygen therapy, contact her at 703-745-5496 or visit DentalExcellenceVa.com