Ozone Therapy in Palm Desert
Ozone Therapy for Endodontics in Palm Desert
The benefits of oxygen have been harnessed to advance outcomes for our endodontics patients in Palm Desert. Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung use ozone therapy to help your body heal tooth infections naturally. Ozone therapy is known to fend off harmful bacteria and other pathogens that jeopardize your oral health.
What Is Ozone Therapy for Endodontics?
Administering ozone therapy to an infected tooth that is a candidate for a root canal destroys bacteria in the pulp. Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung use a technique that not only promotes healthy pulp but also eliminates bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth and gums. There are no side effects, and the gas kills bacteria 2,500 times faster than chlorine.
Ozone Therapy for Endodontics vs. Root Canal Surgery
Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung may recommend ozone therapy as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with root canal therapy. As a standalone procedure, ozone therapy for endodontics prevents the infection from becoming problematic to the point where the pulp needs to be removed. When used in conjunction with root canal treatment, ozone therapy for endodontics eliminates any infection that remains after the pulp is removed.
What Is the Procedure for Ozone Therapy for Endodontics?
The procedure for ozone therapy is very straightforward. A small hole is made in the tooth to allow access to the pulp. Ozonated water is used to irrigate the tooth canals. Once the canals are filled with the ozonated water, the tooth is sealed. The ozonated water penetrates the roots of your tooth and destroys pathogens, such as bacteria.
What to Expect After Ozone Therapy for Endodontics
You may have some minor discomfort after your ozone therapy. Use non-prescription medications., and make sure to follow your aftercare instructions. We schedule a follow-up appointment at our office to check on your progress and determine the next steps.
Will You Still Need a Root Canal After Ozone Therapy for Endodontics?
You may still need a root canal after ozone therapy for endodontics. Although the treatment is very effective, sometimes a new infection develops or the ozonated water cannot reach all of the bacteria. Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung discuss the expected outcomes during your appointment.