Bacteria can cause tooth decay and infections. A medical treatment called ozone therapy can kill bacteria and promote healing.
The dentists at Enlighten Dental in Vancouver, BC, use ozone therapy to support the oral health and general wellness of their patients.
Learn how our dentists use ozone therapy during treatment to kill microorganisms in your mouth, fight infections, and aid recovery.
What Is Ozone and Ozone Therapy?
Also known as O3, ozone is a colorless gas that contains molecules made from three atoms of oxygen that are bonded together. The bonded oxygen creates a negative charge that can kill various kinds of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
These potentially harmful microorganisms can cause serious oral infections and tooth decay. Unfortunately, they are often found in our mouths. In fact, recent discoveries show these microorganisms are present in plaque, the biofilm that builds up on our teeth.
This means ozone has many exciting medical applications when it comes to patient health. The negatively charged oxygen in ozone can both boost your immune response and sterilize wounds, preventing disease and promoting safer, faster healing after oral surgery procedures or cosmetic dentistry treatments.
6 Benefits of Ozone Therapy in Dentistry
This Therapy Can Strengthen Teeth
Molecules of ozone can help harden your tooth enamel. Since many parents do not want fluoride treatments for themselves or their children, ozone therapy is an excellent alternative to keep teeth strong, protected, and healthy.
Tooth Decay Prevention
Antibacterial treatment with ozone can stop the growth of harmful microorganisms in the tight crevices between and around your teeth, especially in hard-to-reach back molars. This therapy can prevent chronic dental issues like cavities and toothaches.
It Helps Fight Infection
Periodontal Disease Treatment
More Effective Root Canal Therapy
Ozone Therapy Can Make Dental Treatments Safer
Want to Learn More About Ozone Therapy? Contact Enlighten Dental Today
Our team of dentists is proud to treat our patients with ozone therapy when performing various dental treatments. Using ozone to destroy harmful bacteria is one of the many ways we provide comprehensive care with a holistic approach.
Our dentists would love to discuss how ozone therapy can prevent disease and make your procedure safer. If you are suffering from tooth pain, want to replace missing teeth, or are interested in scheduling a general exam, fill out our simple online form or give our family-friendly Vancouver, BC, practice a call at:
"Our dentists focus on more than just the health of your teeth. We are also focused on improving chronic illnesses and diseases with the use of medical innovations such as ozone therapy." The Enlighten Dental Team
A Quick Overview of Our Approach
We Use Water Lines Sterilized With Ozone for Your Health and Safety
The use of ozone to help eliminate harmful microorganisms has far-reaching dental health and general wellness benefits for our patients.
Our Vancouver, BC, practice uses ozone-sterilized water during dental procedures. The use of ozone-sterilized water can neutralize harmful microorganisms that could travel through the water lines into your body. Water that’s been sterilized with ozone can also potentially neutralize bacteria and viruses that may already be present in your mouth.
Which Procedures Are Paired With Ozone Therapy?
Gum Disease Therapy
Ozone therapy can give you peace of mind during your periodontal treatment. Ozone can be applied to the gum tissues to eliminate bacteria and reduce inflammation in cases of mild to chronic gum disease. Ozone helps disinfect periodontal pockets and promotes the healing of the gum tissues. Pair this therapy with your periodontal procedure to get the most out of your treatment at our Vancouver office.
Ozone therapy can be used before and after tooth extraction. Therapy using ozone helps disinfect the surgical site, which reduces the risk of infection. An infection can slow down the process of healing after tooth extraction, but therapy using ozone can promote faster healing by adding an extra layer of protection against bacterial infection. Ozone can also be applied after the extraction to disinfect and oxygenate the blood and tissues.
Therapy using ozone can be used during the dental implant placement process. This therapy helps disinfect the implant site, which can reduce the risk of implant failure due to infection. Dental implant treatment is a long process and chronic immune system issues that are caused by infections can slow down your treatment. The negatively charged oxygen in ozone can promote a good immune system response to keep chronic infections from slowing down your treatment.
If your tooth loss has led to significant jawbone recession, bone grafting may be required to strengthen the jawbone before dental implants can be placed. Your dentist may direct concentrated ozone at the site of the graft to sanitize the area, improve your oral health, and help ensure a successful recovery.
Our Ozone Therapy Treatments
- Ozone gas
- A concentration of ozone infused into water
- Olive oil with a high concentration of ozone
- Ozonated water to rinse with or ingest
Our dentists can determine which therapy method is right for you during a consultation at our Vancouver dental office. Call to see how therapy using negatively charged oxygen can help you achieve a healthier smile:
"Helping every patient who walks into our Vancouver, BC, practice achieve optimum health, regardless of age, is our number one priority. By supporting one another by growing and learning together, we hope to improve your overall health."
The Enlighten Dental Team
Ozone Therapy FAQ
How much does ozone therapy cost?
Ozone therapy offers many benefits but results in an additional cost to your treatment plan. The overall cost of ozone treatment will vary from person to person. The cost can depend on how much ozone therapy is needed, how it's administered, and other factors that are unique to each patient.
Are there any side effects of ozone therapy?
Research from The Open Dentistry Journal concludes that ozone can have negative side effects when inhaled as a gas. However, we use an ozone generator and ozone therapy that's approved for dental use. When administering ozone as a gas at our Vancouver office, we ensure a safe amount is given to the patient to prevent any side effects.
Is Ozone Therapy a New Medical Treatment?
Ozone therapy was first used in the field of dentistry in the 1930s by Dr. E. A. Fisch. He used it to aid in disinfection and wound healing during dental surgery. The Saudi Journal for Dental Research