Ozone Therapy in Prescott, Part 2
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In our last post about ozone therapy in Prescott, we defined ozone and how it’s used in dentistry. Be sure to read that blog post first if you haven’t already done so! In this post we’ll talk about the safety and benefits of ozone therapy. At Prescott Dentistry, our passion is providing you with the most natural, holistic treatment options to keep your mouth healthy and beautiful for years to come.
Is Ozone Therapy Safe?
Many people have concerns about ozone therapy because of what they may have heard in the news about exposure to ozone in the environment. In Earth’s atmosphere, when it is mixed with nitrogen dioxide in smog, ozone is toxic to the lungs. For this reason, ozone should never be inhaled. If it does go into the mouth, nose, or eyes, it can burn and cause coughing, nausea, vomiting, or headaches. More severe exposure can lead to respiratory complications and even death. However, when administered clinically under controlled circumstances, it has been shown to be very safe.
According to this 2011 review in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, ozone therapy has been used in medicine and dentistry for decades and has been thoroughly researched. It has been shown to be effective and consistent, as well as safe, with minimal side effects.
The body even produces its own ozone when it is trying to fight off infections! So ozone therapy is simply re-creating this very natural process to kill bacteria and stimulate the immune system.
What are the Benefits of Ozone Therapy?
The biggest benefit of ozone therapy is that it is natural. Using ozone therapy, we are able to offer patients the chance to kill harmful bacteria without having to use other chemicals that can have toxic, unhealthy side effects. Additionally, it is atraumatic, non-invasive, and relatively painless. In particular, this makes it a good treatment option for children.
Other benefits of ozone therapy:
- Improves the flow of blood
- Stimulates the body’s immune response
- Speeds up the body’s healing process
- Prevents infections
- Inactivates bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, yeast, and protozoa
- Improves circulation
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Reduces pain
Ozone Therapy in Prescott
If you would like to explore ozone therapy as a holistic treatment option, schedule an appointment with us today. At Prescott Dentistry, incorporating state-of-the-art technology is part of our commitment to providing you with the latest in holistic dentistry and minimally-invasive techniques. If you are looking for ozone therapy in Prescott, give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our highly-trained practitioners. We look forward to helping you attain a healthy, beautiful smile in a way that fits with your values.