Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics is pleased to offer ozone therapy, the natural and non-invasive preventive treatment that’s taken the dental world by storm. The holistic procedure eliminates harmful bacteria that cause most oral health problems, significantly reducing infection and inflammation. Talk to one of our team members to learn more about ozone therapy and determine whether it’s right for you!
Ozone Therapy – An Overview
Ozone, also known as trioxygen or O3, is a naturally occurring molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. Our team uses a dental ozone generator to produce ozone gas as needed by simulating lightning using an electrical discharge field. That causes oxygen atoms to temporarily combine into groups of three.
But what makes ozone therapy so effective? Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that eliminates bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites 2,500 times faster than chlorine. It destroys hidden pathogens that invade the tooth surfaces, inner pulp tissues, and root canal sites.
How Does Ozone Therapy Work?
Ozone works well in air, water, or solid surfaces, eliminating pathogens. When applied, it creates what’s known as a “transient oxidative burst,” overstressing the pathogenic microorganisms, resulting in their death. The oxidative burst also leads to physiologic and biochemical reactions, including improved blood flow. The result? An enhanced immune response and faster healing times.
Can Ozone Therapy Save Your Teeth?
Ozone therapy is a game-changer for all aspects of dentistry. It enhances treatment outcomes of endodontic procedures, including root canal therapy, apicoectomies, laser endodontic treatment, endodontic retreatment, and so much more.
It all boils down to safely and effectively eliminating pathogens, including harmful oral bacteria. During your endodontic treatment, we irrigate your root canals with ozonated water before sealing them. The water diffuses through your canals and tubules, eliminating any pathogens in its path and restoring your pulp health. Ozone therapy allows for “biologic” endodontic care, allowing you to retain your natural teeth.
Ozone therapy has numerous applications beyond endodontics. It is highly effective at treating gum disease without using any drugs. It also halts tooth decay immediately, all with minimal to no drilling or discomfort.
Is Ozone Therapy Safe?
Ozone is natural and incredibly safe. It is simply an energized form of oxygen naturally formed by electrical charges like lightning. You’ve probably enjoyed the clean, fresh scent of ozone after a thunderstorm. Ozone protects us by filtering the sun’s harmful rays. Life on Earth would not be possible without the powerful, natural molecule.
Dental Ozone Therapy Near Me
Contact Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics to learn more about our advanced ozone therapy, the preventive strategy we use to fight off the bacteria and pathogens that cause most dental problems. Our experienced dentists and exceptional team are committed to delivering state-of-the-art, comfortable care to our valued patients. We invite you to call us to schedule your appointment today!