Ozone is a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms. It exists naturally in the atmosphere as a colorless gas, but it can also be used as a powerful antibacterial agent in preventive and restorative dental treatments. At Dentistry by Shane Nelson DDS, we provide Overland Park, Kansas area patients with this versatile treatment option in a wide variety of scenarios to help them achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Ways that ozone dental therapy can be used
Ozone has natural antibacterial properties that make it a terrific, natural way to treat several different types of dental issues. Some of the common ways that it is used in dentistry include:
- Cavities and decay: Ozone can be used on small cavities to help prevent them from growing larger, particularly in the deep grooves and pits on the surfaces of the back teeth. It can also be used to disinfect decayed areas underneath dental restorations such as crowns or old fillings.
- Infected teeth: When the pulp of a tooth has become infected, ozone therapy may be used as part of the overall treatment plan for the tooth to help sanitize the infected area and prevent the infection from spreading into other areas of the mouth.
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder: Ozone therapy can be used to provide relief from the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder.
- Gum disease: Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial overgrowth in your sensitive gum tissues and, if left untreated, can do serious damage to your teeth and even the underlying bone structure. Ozone therapy can be used to as a powerful complement to other therapies, restoring your gums back to health by disinfecting these areas of bacterial infiltration.
- Sensitive teeth: Tooth sensitivity can hamper your quality of life if you are worried about pain every time you take a bite or sip of your favorite hot or cold foods and beverages. Ozone therapy can help treat tooth sensitivity by hardening the tooth structure that contributes to the condition.
In short, ozone therapy is a safe and natural option that can be used to treat many different oral health problems. Dr. Nelson is happy to talk with you about this treatment and answer any questions you may have! Call us in Overland Park, Kansas today at (913) 297-7800.
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