When you think about ozone, you likely think about the gas in our atmosphere. However, did you know that ozone can also be safely utilized to treat many different dental issues? Dr. Stephen Alfano and the team at Balboa Island Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, use ozone for dental treatment. Here are some of the benefits.
Traditional dentistry requires fairly invasive dental work to remove decayed material from a tooth. This is not the case with ozone therapy. When you visit a dentist who offers dental ozone therapy, your mouth will not need to undergo any invasive surgical procedures, resulting in a dental visit that is much more comfortable and stress-free. The application of ozone gas for treatment is especially appealing to those who have dental fears and anxiety about drills and other dental equipment. Another significant aspect of dental ozone therapy is that it will not require any recovery time, meaning you can return to your busy life immediately after your appointment.
Dental ozone therapy can treat a wide range of oral health issues. Some include:
Gum Disease: the application of ozonated water or gas to the gum line and tissues can promote faster healing
Tooth Decay: Dental ozone kills any bacteria it comes into contact with immediately, and it can reach those hard-to-reach areas in the grooves of your teeth and below the gum line
Despite what may come to mind or what you may have heard, using ozone in dentistry is considered safe. Only the small amount of ozone needed for treatment is generated, resulting in very low concentrations. Ozone also has a minimal half-life, meaning it will last less than 30 minutes before reverting to oxygen. Because of this, there is no residual ozone left behind. When used properly by a dentist trained in its application, dental ozone is a highly effective and safe method for dental treatment.
If you want to learn more about the use of ozone in dentistry, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Alfano and the team at Balboa Island Dentistry. Their Newport Beach office can be reached at (949) 673-7820.