When you think of ozone, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the layer of ozone in the earth’s atmosphere. But do you know that ozone is also used in medical and dental applications? This natural gaseous particle, which is composed of three oxygen atoms, has several natural healing and restorative effects. At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, patients in the Overland Park, KS area can benefit from ozone dentistry during several procedures.
How dental ozone therapy is used
Ozone has several beneficial and health-promoting properties that make it an ideal adjunct to a variety of dental procedures. It is antimicrobial, which means that it helps disinfect areas of decay and eradicate disease-causing bacteria, and it also stimulates the body’s natural immune response to help promote more rapid healing and recovery from procedures. Ozone provides an analgesic, or pain-relieving effect, and is non-invasive and safe when administered by a properly trained dentist.
There are several different ways that Dr. Shane Nelson uses ozone treatment for teeth in his dental practice.
- Prevent tooth decay: If you have tooth decay, ozone gas can be used to prevent the cavity from growing by diffusing and permeating into all of the tiny nooks and crannies that other treatments may not reach; it is applied prior to filling the tooth to eliminate the bacteria, and in some cases, it is so effective that a filling is not even necessary
- Treat periodontal disease: Periodontitis is an insidious disease that can cause a lot of harm to your teeth and gums if it is left untreated; by flushing ozonated water beneath your gum line or using ozonated gas on your soft tissues, ozone therapy can be an effective component of your gum disease treatment
- Provide sensitive teeth pain relief: Many people suffer from tooth sensitivity, and ozone can be used to harden that tooth structure that is causing sensitivity to provide relief
Safe and natural treatments
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Shane Nelson is always concerned with your overall health and well-being, not just fixing issues that may arise in your mouth. He incorporates the latest principles and materials into his dental practice only if they are shown to be safe and effective. Ozone is non-allergenic and does not have any contraindications, which means almost every patient might benefit from it’s use. If you are in the Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Lenexa, Mission, or surrounding communities, call Dentistry by Shane Nelson to learn more about this exciting therapy today! (913) 297-7800