Dr. Gandhi is all about helping patients achieve improved overall wellness through top-quality dental care. This holistic approach has inspired her to offer a number of advanced services to her Murphy patients, including ozone therapy. It is a unique and powerful service that has the potential to kill bacteria and support your smile’s health. Would you like to learn more about it? Read on below, and get in touch with us when you are ready to book an appointment.
When you hear about ozone, you probably think of your planet’s atmosphere. Indeed, this molecule plays a big role in protecting our planet. However, it also has some useful applications closer to earth. In fact, it is often used in dental and medical settings.
One of ozone’s most remarkable properties is its ability to kill harmful bacteria. When it is used in the mouth, its unstable nature sparks a reaction known as a transient oxidative burst. Bacteria simply cannot defend themselves against this reaction, so they die off very quickly.
Ozone also stimulates a number of important bodily functions. For example, it can encourage the oral tissues to heal and promote a healthy immune system.
We have an ozone generator in our office that creates ozone out of oxygen (an ozone molecule is simply three oxygen atoms bonded together). What we apply to the oral tissues is not pure ozone. Rather, it contains ozone, the regular oxygen that humans breathe, and trace amounts of other substances.
When properly applied, ozone can be used a number of ways in dentistry. For example, Dr. Gandhi may use it to:
Some noteworthy benefits of ozone therapy include: