Ozone is pivotal at the Center for Holistic Dentistry. The use of ozone permeates almost every portion of our work at our Los Angeles, California, office. Ozone therapy is central to most treatments, from dental fillings and periodontal care to cavity treatments. If you want to know how this holistic treatment can benefit your oral health, please reserve an appointment with Drs. Mamta Dalwani, Chela Altman, and Menachem Oren.
Ozone (O3) has been utilized in various medical and dental applications due to its potential therapeutic properties. In dentistry, ozone therapy is vital in reducing the risk of infection in wounds and improving recovery from dental procedures.
Ozone is an energized form of oxygen that is highly reactive as it tries to ditch the extra atom to convert to oxygen, which is more stable. It’s this process that gives ozone its exceptional therapeutic abilities. Whether used in the form of gas, oil, or water, ozone can be applied in teeth, gums, and other tissues to kill bacteria, detoxify, and improve recovery.
As mentioned, ozone is highly effective in eliminating disease-causing microorganisms. When applied to your tissues, ozone causes a transient oxidative burst that kills bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and other pathogens while leaving your healthy tissues intact.
Because of its antimicrobial properties and other benefits, ozone therapy has many uses in dentistry, including:
Ozone therapy seamlessly integrates into holistic dentistry because it avoids the use of chemical disinfectants and medications that may harm the body. Additionally, avoiding antibiotic use helps us eliminate antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
One of the greatest challenges in dentistry is to enable the tissues to reset to improve the patient’s ability to heal. Ozone isn’t just a super antimicrobial agent — it’s super-efficient in “supercharging” tissue thriving to promote accelerated healing.
The other benefits of ozone dentistry include:
Center for Holistic Dentistry understands the importance of biological dental care and treatments like ozone therapy for improving dental and overall health. Ozone therapy is an effective natural treatment for dental decay, gum infection, canker sores, and other issues.