Ozone dentistry uses water-soluble gas ozone, a triatomic oxygen particle, to treat tooth decay. This state-of-the-art therapy is effective and less invasive than traditional treatments. At La Michoacana Dental Clinic in Houston, Texas, the expert team of dentists uses this therapy to slow the decay process. If you live in the Houston area, call one of their two offices or use the online booking agent to set up a consultation to see if ozone therapy would benefit your oral health.
Ozone acts as a natural filter of bad particles, so it effectively fights the bacteria that cause decay. Traditional cavity fillings and root canal treatments can be adequate, but ozone therapy allows the dentists to most thoroughly remove the infection from the tooth. The infection attacks the interior of the tooth and causes further decay and excruciating pain.
Ozone therapy is minimally invasive and ensures the entire infection is removed from the tooth before any restorative solution — such as a crown, filling, or root canal — are completed. This helps guarantee the integrity and permanence of your dental work.
Ozone has no contraindications with other medications and does not cause allergic reactions. Ozone also promotes immune system activity and hardening of your teeth, improving their integrity and decreasing sensitivity.
Use of ozone therapy decreases the chances that you’ll need antibiotics following a filling or root canal.
Ozone dental therapy thoroughly disinfects a cavity or root canal before the filling or restoration treatment is complete. The dentists apply ozone as a gas that seeps into areas below the gum line and into the grooves of teeth to deactivate bacteria on contact. The treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t involve scraping or scaling.
Ozone therapy is also effective in disinfecting and cleaning teeth with deep fissures and pits that are more vulnerable to decay.
During a root canal, the dentists use ozone therapy to ensure that all of the infected tooth pulp is cleaned and all bacteria cleared. When they apply the filler to replace the infected pulp, there’s little chance any residual bacteria remains following ozone treatment. Ozone kills bacteria in even the most narrow and hard-to-reach parts of the canal.
Ozone dental therapy may help reduce periodontitis or gum disease. It can strengthen weak teeth that are vulnerable to decay, as well. If you have tooth hypersensitivity, ozone therapy may address underlying, minor infections causing the discomfort.
Learn more about this minimally invasive, effective way to reduce tooth decay and ensure the integrity of fillings and root canals. Ask the dental staff at La Michoacana Dental Clinic about ozone therapy.