When you hear the word ozone, you might think of the layer that’s up above us in the atmosphere. And so, you might be surprised to hear that ozone is used by dentists as well.

The ozone is a layer in the atmosphere that helps to shield us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. However, when it comes to dentistry, we’re talking about the ozone molecule.

Read on to learn more about what dental ozone therapy is and what benefits it can deliver.

 

What is ozone?

Ozone is a gas made up of oxygen atoms. It has been shown to be effective in killing harmful microorganisms.

In ozone dental treatment, the dentist first uses an ozone generator machine to create ozone gas from oxygen molecules. The dentist then applies the ozone gas or ozonated water directly to the patient’s teeth and gums.

 

When can ozone therapy be used?

Dental clinics use ozone because it has proven useful in treating a number of different dental aspects such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal
  • Periimplantitis surrounding dental implants (this is an inflammation affecting the soft and hard tissues)
  • Teeth whitening

Ozone therapy can also be used as part of oral surgery to promote healing.

 

What are the benefits of ozone therapy?

A lot of benefits can be gained from using ozone therapy. Some of these benefits include:

  • Ozone destroys oral bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • It’s very effective and powerful, even in small does
  • It’s minimally invasive
  • Ozone can help reduces root sensitivity
  • It’s hypoallergenic, meaning it can minimise causing allergic reactions
  • Ozone therapy involves no pain and no drilling sounds – this makes it an excellent option for people who are anxious about being in a dentist’s chair
  • Ozone works by enhancing the body’s natural body defences and improves healing.

 

How safe is ozone therapy?

Ozone is safe when it is applied in the right dose and by professional staff.

The European Union has very strict standards for medical treatments and has approved ozone for dental use.

Ozone therapy has been used for decades. Dr E.A. Fisch began using ozone dentistry back in the 1930s. Fast forward to today, ozone therapy is widely used in South America and Europe.

 

Is Ozone therapy painful?

The answer is no! Ozone therapy is pain-free and doesn’t require any anaesthesia.

Dentists can apply ozone in the form of gas or water. Ozone has powerful antibacterial applications and may be able to help accelerate the healing of dental treatments.

 

Is everyone a good candidate for Ozone treatment?

Ozone therapy is an excellent option for many people, however, some exceptions do apply.

Ozone therapy may not be appropriate for you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Ozone allergy
  • Favism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Severe anaemia
  • Severe myasthenia
  • Acute alcohol intoxication
  • Recent myocardial infarction
  • Bleeding from any organ

If you’re interested in receiving ozone therapy, make sure you disclose your full health history. Discussing this with professionals will help you determine if ozone therapy is a good fit for you.

 

Do Save on Medical Tourism’s partner clinics use ozone therapy?

Yes, they do! Our partner clinics use ozone therapy as part of their innovative and holistic approach.

 

How do I learn more about ozone therapy?

If you’re wondering if ozone therapy may be a good fit for you, let’s start a conversation. Fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch to discuss your unique needs and situation.