OZONE THERAPY IN DENTISTRY
American Bio Dental Center, your dentist in Tijuana, Mexico, provides ozone therapy during dental procedures to minimize post-operative sensitivities and improve the success of dental restorations.
What is Ozone?
Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen (O2). An allotrope is a variant of a substance consisting of only one type of atom. Ozone is created by an energetic reaction that results in an oxygen molecule (O2) being split into singlet (O1) oxygen.
Singlet oxygen then combines with diatomic oxygen (O2), forming ozone (O3). This energetic process results from sunlight, lightning, ultraviolet light, and corona discharge tubes. Our dentists in Tijuana utilize a corona discharge generator to produce ozone (O3) in two forms, gas and water.
What is Ozone Therapy in dentistry?
We can apply ozone gas and water to the oral cavity to reduce sensitivity and minimize bacteria. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites have little or no antioxidant enzymes in their cell membranes. Without this protection, ozone oxidizes the cell membrane causing it to rupture and deplete.
Healthy cells have antioxidant enzymes such as; superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, etc. There are also antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, etc., present in the extracellular matrix fluids, plasma, etc.
These antioxidants protect healthy cells from being oxidized by ozone. Ozone is negatively charged and seeks to neutralize anything with a positive charge. Typically bacteria and viruses carry positively charged cells. Ozone will attach to these cell membranes and destroy the cell.
At any given time, the oral cavity contains up to 20 billion oral microbes. With up to 500 species of bacteria competing for a prime environment for growth and multiplication, it is vital to the long-term prognosis of dental health to minimize as much bacteria as possible. Ozone is the ideal accomplice in conjunction with superior oral care to improve eliminating dental caries (cavities).
What specific conditions are being treated with ozone?
Ozone gas is used to treat the periodontal pockets surrounding each tooth. These pockets are natural and require bacterial disruption to maintain and support healthy tissue necessary for retaining the teeth for long life.
Decay Removal and Restoration:
Once the decayed tooth structure is removed through conventional dentistry techniques, ozone gas is applied to the cavity preparation. The ozone will then penetrate the dentin tubules killing bacteria left in the smear layer and surrounding tissues. A dental restoration can now be placed with a higher success rate without adverse post-operative acuteness.
Teeth requiring removal from the oral cavity are suffering from one form or another of dental disease. Many of the surrounding structures and tissues are negatively affected by the disease process and tooth removal. It is essential to treat the entirety of the condition to heal adequately. Ozone water delivered to the extraction site supports the body’s natural ability to heal the void and return to normal function.
This simplex symptom plaguing the majority of our population is often treated with fluoridated pastes and mouth rinses. A better understanding of the condition may lead to a quick fix. Exposed dentin is painful when experiencing fluctuation felt by air, water, and thermal changes. Inevitably the exposed dentin is now susceptible to the 20 billion microbes roaming the oral cavity; the bacteria present will penetrate the tubules causing an inflammatory response. When ozone gas is slowly filtrated over the area, the bacteria will deplete, and re-mineralization will take effect to repair and protect the once exposed dentin tubules. Often relief is noticed with minutes of treatment.
Ozone therapy during dental procedures minimizes post-operative sensitivities and improves the success of dental restorations. Many post-operative symptoms are now being treated with ozone therapy, decreasing additional expenses to the patient and long-term trauma to the teeth. The treatment is a quick and painless procedure done in-office and often combined with treatment already being provided. Ozone does not have any contraindications with other medications; therefore, cross-reactions are not a concern during treatment.
You cannot be allergic to ozone because it is an enriched form of oxygen with no additives or chemical processing. It is essential to have well-trained technicians who can monitor the corona discharge generator and user application during ozone fabrication. Typically bacteria and viruses carry positively charged membranes; ozone will attach to these membranes and destroy them.
Call us at American Biodental Center today at 1(877) 207-08-24 to ask about our special offers or to set up an appointment with our dentist. We’re located at 4558 Agua Caliente Blvd., Suite CC 1B, Tijuana-Mexico. (Located on the first floor, in front of the Hotel Cafe)