Ozone is a substance that many people may think of as a pollutant. On the contrary, this transient form of oxygen can be extremely beneficial when administered by an experienced practitioner with proper equipment. At Advanced Dental Practices, we can "create" ozone using special technology and medical grade oxygen. We are pleased to offer this age-old therapy to patients for the conservative, effective treatment of dental conditions.
A brief history of ozone
It was in 1840 that ozone was first discovered. However, it took another thirty years for ozone to be used therapeutically. At that time, its purpose was blood cell purification in test tubes. Today, we see Ozone used in the treatment of numerous disorders, including acne, allergies, cellulites, rheumatoid arthritis, osteomyelitis, oral infections, AIDS, hepatitis, Parkinson's disease, and sinusitis.
Dr. Palioca, a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, is excited about the power of ozone in dental care. The extensive benefits of this therapy continue to become known via research and publication. During your consultation for care, you can learn about the benefits of ozone as they relate to your oral health.
How Ozone works
Ozone is an incredible tool in our arsenal against dental disease. When we apply ozone in gas or liquid form, treated tissues are encouraged to heal more quickly through the stimulation of natural immune response and improved blood flow. Ozone is a completely natural substance that causes a transient oxidative burst. This reaction is harmless within the body and disease-causing pathogens are destroyed. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other harmful microorganisms are no match for safe, effective Ozone.
How does this relate to your smile? Ozone is becoming more widely used by dentists who want to treat their patients with natural therapies as much as possible. In dental treatments, Ozone may be infused into a disinfecting oral rinse. In some cases, however, Ozone may be the primary solution to a dental problem. For instance, research shows that Ozone gas or liquid is quite effective in treating gum disease, cavities, and even infection in the root canal. Depending on the condition we see, we may use Ozone in multiple forms and may combine it with other therapies.
Advanced Dental Practices has served patients from around the Wrentham area for more than thirty years. Our experience and use of proven therapies continue to promote healthy, happy smiles. Contact our office for your consultation with our friendly team.