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Ozone Therapy in Alexandria

Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It is used as an alternative therapy to improve the body’s intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system. Ozone is a strong disinfectant. In medicine, ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat diseases by limiting the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.

Ozone has been utilized in dentistry as an alternative treatment to cavitation site, periodontal disease, tooth decay, wound and root canal disinfection.

During recent decades, Ozone has been utilized to successfully cure various diseases, such as circulatory disorders, geriatric disorders, macular degeneration, viral diseases, and cancer. Ozone is also used in healing infected wounds and stimulate the immune system. Not only does oxygen therapy kill all the bad bacteria, protozoans, fungi, and viruses, it also removes their breakdown products and disrupts other necrotic debris without hurting human cells.

What is Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen therapy is a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. In nature, ozone stays in the earth’s stratosphere and absorbs the ultraviolet radiations which hurts our skin. In medicine, oxygen therapy is widely used to disinfect treating area and activate the immune system.

Is Oxygen Therapy Safe to Our Body?

Because ozone helps release more oxygen into the tissues of human body, it stimulate oxygen metabolism that presents as a wall protector of the body cell. Controlled ozone application is considered to be extremely safe by health experts — far safer than most medications, including antibiotics because the therapy can eliminate chemical side effects. To best apply ozone into medical treatment, practitioners are required to have proper training and certificate.

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How to Apply Oxygen Therapy to Dentistry?

The oxygen therapy used in dental treatment is conservative and more beneficial than present conventional technique as it is minimally invasive to non-invasive. The ozone itself can travel below the surface of the tooth, kill and stop the bacteria from reproducing in the early areas of decay. The process also generates more oxygen to mouth tissues and enhance the self-healing system.

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Oxygen therapy can be used to provide various treatments to dental problems such as cavities, gum diseases, oral infections, and inflammatory in-mouth tissues. For example, periodontitis is a type of disease which involves infection, inflammation and recession of the gum. If left untreated, infected gums can break down the bone and teeth’s supporting tissues, weakening the tooth root and leading to losing teeth. Ozone generates powerful reaction to drive oxygen beneath the gums line and inflamed areas to heal damaged cells, as well as increase the turnover rate of oral tissues. The process also penetrates deeper tooth structure, gum pockets and root canal in order to kill viruses and bacteria in the whole treated area without side effects.

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Oxygen Therapy's Role in Holistic Dentistry

In holistic dentistry, oxygen therapy is trusted by whole-health focus doctors to perform cavities treatment, periodontal therapy, with remineralization of early lesions, root canal treatment, tooth sensitivity, canker sores, cold sores, oral infections, and more. Not only is oxygen therapy safer to human cells, the process itself is also minimal to non-invasive to the whole body. Therefore, it is recommended by many integrative practitioners, that the usage of ozone should be supplement to many general to preventive dental procedures, in order to create the comprehensive treatment for patients, less invasive and more effective.

How Ozone is Used in Dentistry

  • Cavitations: Ozone gas and ozonated saline are used to disinfect areas of necrotic bone. As the by-products of ozone are oxygen and oxygen, there are no negative side effects from using ozone to disinfect tissue.
  • Periodontal Disease: Ozone gas and ozonated water are used to disinfect areas of gum disease. Pathogens that cause gum disease are instantly neutralized when they come into contact with ozone. For severe periodontal disease, special trays can also be made to routinely deliver ozone to infected areas.
  • Tooth Decay: Ozone gas and ozonated water are used to disinfect teeth prior to placing a filling. Not only does this make the success of the filling more predictable, but it also decreases the sensitivity of the teeth treated.
  • TMJ: Ozone gas can be used in and around the jaw joint to aid in joint rehabilitation.
  • Oral Hygiene: Ozonated water can be used as a mouth rinse to kill harmful bacteria.
  • Mouth Sores: Ozonated olive oil can be used as a salve for cold sores, canker sores and other areas of infection in the mouth.
  • Root Canals: Although root canals are not recommended in our practice, should you choose to have root canal therapy instead of having a tooth extracted, having the root canal therapy done using ozone is HIGHLY beneficial, due to its high antimicrobial activity.
  • Tooth Decay: Ozone can be used to treat tooth decay by removing the decay-causing bacteria on and around the tooth. In fact, if the cavity is not too deep, no restoration may be needed at all.

Ozone therapy is a simple, inexpensive, fast and non-invasive treatment option.

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