Ozone Dentistry with Ozone Therapy
When people hear the word “ozone,” they often think of the protective layer around the earth that certain aerosols and carbon emissions burn holes in. So, what does ozone have to do with dentistry?
The Ozone Revolution in Dentistry
Ozone protects our skin from harmful rays and is also effective at fighting bacteria, viruses, and disease. Our own bodies produce ozone to fight off illnesses. In dentistry, ozone is used to kill the bacteria that cause dental decay, also called cavities, naturally and without harmful side effects. Ozone treats dental disease without pain, which our patients truly love.
Ozone is made up of three oxygen atoms (O3). In nature, it is simple to produce ozone. When sunlight meets air, the result is ozone. In dentistry, it requires an energetic reaction to join an oxygen singlet (O) with an oxygen molecule (O2). While ozone is considered “new technology,” it has actually been used in dentistry since the 1930s. The reason it is becoming more popular today is that ozone delivery systems are far safer and more effective.
Dental Ozone Therapy in Katy, TX
Dr. Katie To, Center for Integrative Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry, is one of only a couple of hundred practices in North America that uses this advanced technology to prevent the need for more complex treatments and costly procedures.
Some of the uses for ozone therapy in dentistry:
- Treatment of periodontal disease
- Cavity prevention and remineralization of enamel
- Healing promotion of cold and canker sores
- Removal of pre-cancerous lesions
- Removing infection during root canal treatment
With regular dental checkups, cleanings, and x-rays, we can detect conditions in their earliest stages when ozone dental procedures are particularly effective. As with all types of dentistry, Dr. Katie’s goal is to prevent disease or treat it while it is still in the early stages. This benefits your health and your wallet. Minimally invasive dentistry is typically the healthiest and most affordable option.
How Dental Ozone Therapy Works
Dr. Katie has a special dental handpiece fitted with a suction cup at the end. Once the suction cup seals to the tooth, ozone is released to eradicate bacteria and begin the remineralization process. In cases of periodontal disease, a full arch tray will fit over teeth and gums and ozone will treat the entire area at once.
Ozone is a therapeutic treatment, and multiple visits might be necessary to achieve the best results. For advanced caries (decay), ozone is used with a tooth filling or dental crown to seal the tooth to protect it from additional decay.
Are You Interested in Ozone Dentistry?
For dental ozone treatments in Katy, TX, Dr. Katie To, Center for Integrative Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry, has the technology to promote holistic health and wellness, beginning with your smile.