Learn about the benefits of using ozone therapy in dentistry for Los Angeles area patients
At the Center for Holistic Dentistry, Dr. Mamta Dalwani and her team encourage patients to consider the advantages of holistic and biocompatible methods of addressing common dental concerns. Her practice is mercury-free and mercury-safe, and welcomes patients to learn about the advantages of integrating ozone therapy in dentistry.
What is ozone therapy?
Ozone therapy is the integration of ozone, a natural substance, in dental treatments. Ozone is most commonly known as the gas that is in the atmosphere that protects our skin from too much radiation. It is known for filtering out bad particles in the air, making it a wonderful option for dental patients.
Advantages of ozone therapy
Ozone has many benefits and is used with many common procedures for faster healing and to kill bacteria. Ozone is best known for:
- Improving blood flow
- Killing microorganisms, including fungi and bacteri
- Addressing areas where cavities have formed
- Disinfecting the inner canals of the teeth during endodontic therapy
- Improving immune response
- Speeding the process of healing
- Reducing the risk of infections following surgical procedures
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How is ozone applied to the teeth?
Administering ozone gas to the teeth is achieved with the use of a customized tray connected to a ozone generator. This generator releases the ozone gas to the upper and lower dental arches through the tray. When treating the entire mouth, patients will expect to add approximately 25 minutes to their dental appointment for ozone therapy.
Ozone therapy can be done repeatedly, depending on the needs of the patient. Patients can call our practice to schedule appointments at any time just for ozone therapy, regardless of whether they have other treatments being performed.
Ozone therapy is utilized in several ways. It can be part of treating periodontal disease or used prior to applying dental sealants for children. Disinfecting the teeth prior to placing restorations such as inlays, onlays, fillings, and crowns is another benefit of ozone therapy. Dentists find that ozone treatment can also address oral lesions and wounds, such as the herpes virus that can result in uncomfortable cold sores on the lips. Ozone therapy can be applied during cleanings and patients are welcome to integrate ozone treatments into any dental procedure they are having performed at our practice.
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