Ozone therapy is a holistic way to treat various dental conditions.
Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together. That one extra atom creates a gas with negatively charged particles. Why is this important? It’s because viruses, bacteria, and fungi are positively charged. Therefore, the ozone cancels out (kills) the organisms that cause many health issues, including dental diseases.
The main difference is the side effects. While ozone has virtually zero, pharmaceuticals can have many adverse side effects, including:
The great thing about ozone therapy is that it’s not just good for your dental health – it’s good for your overall health.
Medications, particularly antibiotics (which treat both tooth and gum infections), destroy all bacteria – good and bad. When this happens, your immune response is compromised. Additionally, a lack of sufficient healthy gut bacteria is linked to mental health conditions, like depression.
Ozone treatment can be used during nearly any kind of dental procedure, including:
Ozone can also help desensitize your teeth, which is something many patients struggle with these days. If you have sensitive teeth, you know how wonderful it would be to bite into some ice cream or drink a cup of ice-cold water without feeling like your teeth are receiving an electric shock.
Dr. Shauna Palmer has a machine that produces the ozone. Dr. Palmer loads a syringe with either ozone gas or ozonated water depending on the use. For instance, when you receive a filling, Dr. Palmer will remove the decay. Then, they’ll administer the ozone into the tooth to ensure that they destroy all the harmful bacteria. After that, your tooth is filled.
In the past, your dentist wouldn’t know for sure if they’d been able to remove 100% of the bacteria within the tooth. They could be confident that the decay was removed – but not the bacteria that led to the decay in the first place. One of the most significant ozone therapy benefits is that the chance of recurrent decay is significantly reduced.
We also have topical ozonated olive oil for purchase that can be used at home for cuts, burns, rashes, etc. as first-aid treatment.