Ozone therapy is a beneficial component to our array of techniques and technologies designed to maintain the most pleasant and safe experience at Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS. Ozone aids in dental treatments at our office in Overland Park by assuring that the care we provide offers natural healing options to everyone in need.
Most people recognize ozone as the layer of the Earth’s atmosphere that protects us from dangerous solar radiation. This colorless gas, however, has numerous therapeutic benefits. For more than 100 years, medical practitioners have harnessed ozone’s antimicrobial, analgesic, and healing properties to treat everything from gastrointestinal dysfunction to skin disorders.
Dr. Nelson may apply ozone as a gas or liquid to remove bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens present in your mouth. This method of using ozone to sterilize tissues and tooth structure, also provides pain relief, therefore aligning well with our holistic and biological dental practice principles. A conservative adjunct or “helper” during treatment, ozone aids in preserving natural, healthy tissues and minimizes trauma to treatment sites. Due to the nature of ozone, it not only sets off a process that destroys harmful cells. But ozone also releases more oxygen to activate the immune system, which results in a positive immune response. This process is helpful to support fast and healthy healing.
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Since some strains of bacteria are now resistant to antibiotics, we appreciate that ozone also represents a great alternative to the overuse of these common antimicrobial drugs. Depending on your needs, we may use this well-established, safe, and powerful “medicine” to:
- Disinfect the teeth
- Prevent destructive tooth decay, a leading cause of tooth loss
- Conservatively stabilize chronic periodontal (gum) infections
- Maintain or restore gum health
- Prevent deep dental infections from spreading, which can lead to irreparable damage
- Remineralize the teeth, building up its natural “armor” (enamel)
- Reverse early-stage decay or enamel erosion
- Treat a range of oral infections
And ozone is so safe and well-tolerated that it is even an appropriate and versatile addition for our youngest pediatric patients! Contact us today at (913) 297-7800 to schedule your appointment and experience firsthand the benefits of ozone therapy and, more broadly, our natural and modern approaches to dentistry.
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