Ozone Therapy FAQ
Ozone Therapy at Natural Dentist Associates in Maryland 301-770-2270
As an holistic dental practice we understand that ozone therapy is very important. Dr Baer has been trained to use ozone therapy in the dental office. Ozone, very simply, is high energy oxygen. Medical ozone is a mixture of oxygen and ozone. In dentistry Ozone O3 is used to eliminate bacteria, fungus and viruses in the mouth. The ozone concentration ranges from 0.5 – 5% O3 depending on application. Medical/dental oxygen/ozone has been shown to be an effective anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral treatment agent at lower levels than chlorine and kills thousands of times faster.
What Is Ozone?
Ozone is a molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen. With only the use of oxygen, there are no chemicals and therefore no side effects or medical contraindications with ozone treatment. It is important to note that our dental practice uses ozonated water in all procedures for irrigation. We can treat oral abscesses and ulcerations caused by dental issues by rinsing and gargling with ozonated water. By using a custom tray over the teeth and gums we can prevent both tooth decay and painful root canals. Ozonated water can better permeate the tooth to kill bacteria which prevents a variety of dental problems. It disrupts bacteria and other pathogens by disrupting cell walls. It increases circulation and oxygenation to the treatment area. It increases the immune response and creates an environment for the production of anti-oxidants. Dental applications include: Treating cold sores, fever blisters, sensitive teeth, and tooth decay (caries.)
How Does It Work?
Ozone gas is then passed into the tray for a period of time every few months. Prior to any restorative procedure, Dr Baer uses ozone to disinfect the tooth. Sterilizing root canals prior to filling, infusion of chronically infected root canals, reducing periodontal infection/inflammation, accelerate post-surgery healing, infusion into infected jaw bones and injection into inflamed jaw joints. Your body’s white blood cells make ozone all the time. It is the ammunition your immune system uses to fight infection.