Ozone Therapy in Prescott, Part 1
Ozone therapy is being used by dentists all across the country as a holistic approach to treating conditions like cavities, abscessed teeth, and gum disease. In the past, if you experienced tooth decay that required a filling or a root canal, you would likely have had to go through an extensive dental procedure to disinfect the area. More recent advances in technology allow us to use ozone therapy, which provides a natural, simpler way to disinfect areas of the mouth. At Prescott Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with the most advanced holistic technology. So if you are looking for ozone therapy in Prescott, you’ve come to the right place!
What is Ozone?
When most people think of ozone, they think of the Earth’s atmosphere —and this certainly is one aspect of ozone. There is a layer of ozone found in the Earth’s stratosphere, the second major layer of our atmosphere. Its primary purpose is to protect the Earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
However, ozone is also a naturally occurring colorless gas that is used in medicine and dentistry. It contains three oxygen atoms. Oxygen, which is made up of two oxygen atoms, is extremely stable until a third oxygen atom is introduced. That third atom makes the oxygen unstable and creates ozone. This instability is what gives ozone ability to disinfect and treat infections. Our immune systems actually produce ozone naturally in our bodies when fighting infections.
How is Ozone Used in Dentistry?
In dentistry, ozone is used to treat various conditions by disinfecting the area around them. This improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen and activates the immune system. The disinfecting power that ozone has can be used to kill many different types of bacteria that cause certain diseases, pain, and tooth decay. Ozone can penetrate areas of the teeth, gums, and mouth that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach.
In dental procedures, ozone may be used as a pure gas, or in water or oil. As a pure gas, it can be applied directly to the affected tissue. Ozonated water is used to irrigate gum tissues following surgical procedures. Ozone-infused carrier oils are used for topical application or in oil pulling.
What Dental Conditions does Ozone Therapy Treat?
- Gum disease/recession
- Periodontal issues
- Preventative disinfecting after tooth extraction
- Infections in the teeth or around the mouth
- Tooth decay
- Tooth sensitivity
- Canker sores
- Cold Sores
- Bone infections
- Biofilm purging
- Teeth whitening
Ozone Therapy in Prescott
As a holistic dental office, our clinicians at Prescott Dentistry are excited to offer our patients ozone therapy because of its ability to naturally kill bacteria and promote healing in the body. This is just one part of our commitment to providing you with natural, holistic treatment options to keep your smile healthy and beautiful! And be sure to check out Part 2 of this series, where we’ll talk about the safety and benefits of ozone therapy in Prescott.