Residents ask, “What are the side effects of dental ozone therapy in Petaluma?”
In Petaluma, CA, Dr. Jurina Smida and the team at Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County are dedicated to holistic, biological dentistry practices. The goal is to protect the health and safety of the patient. Using dental ozone therapy is an effective way to promote oral health. There are no side effects or negative reactions making ozone safe to use in dental treatments.
What is ozone?
When the word “ozone” is mentioned, many patients automatically think of the sun and the layer of the atmosphere protecting us from harmful UV rays. However, ozone is much more than that. As a naturally occurring gas in our bodies, ozone is comprised of three oxygen atoms. It is a natural part of our bodies’ immune systems and, when triggered, helps the body respond to and fight infections.
As part of medical and dental therapies, ozone is safe in low doses. Low doses of this therapy mean there are no side effects or contraindications. Dentists utilize low concentrations of dental ozone to cleanse, disinfect, and sterilize. It is an antimicrobial that swiftly and effectively destroys bacteria. By supporting the immune system’s response, ozone destroys bacteria and helps the body heal. Nothing foreign or potentially harmful to the patient is needed to aid in the healing process.
Dental uses for ozone
Ozone is safe. It is a natural killer of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In dentistry, it effectively cleanses and sterilizes an area by producing a transient oxidative burst that destroys germs. The bacteria are eliminated and can no longer reproduce or cause damage.
In dentistry, ozone is safely used for children and adults. Its uses include:
- Periodontal treatments
- Root canal therapies
- Deep cleaning of the teeth and gums
- Irrigation of surgical sites
- Treating decay
Ozonated water or gas is applied to the gums to assist in treatment of periodontal issues. During root canals, ozone gas can reach areas of the tooth than cannot be treated otherwise. The root and underlying structures of the tooth are sterilized as bacteria is eliminated. For decayed teeth, areas below the gumline and along the grooves of the teeth are treated by ozone killing bacteria immediately and protecting the teeth and gums.
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When used in injections, ozone can be injected into diseased tissue, bone, or cavitations. Many practices use only ozone in injections. Dr. Smida takes the use of ozone a step above by mixing it with other natural techniques to speed healing and maintain patient health.
Results and side effects
Ozone therapy is a powerful tool for battling bacteria and infection. The mouth is full of bacteria that medications alone cannot always fully eliminate. Ozone occurs naturally in our bodies’ immune systems. It is accepted by the body without side effects or negative reactions. Dental ozone is used in low concentrations to ensure the safety of patients.
Ozone therapy promotes patient health in a safe, natural manner. It can be administered through an IV drip or injections, as a rinse, or as a topical product. Ozone has benefits for use in dental procedures.
- Safe – The low doses of dental ozone ensure the health and safety of the patient. The body accepts the treatment without adverse effects.
- Effective – When compared to traditional methods, ozone is more effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
- Naturally occurring – Ozone is a natural part of the body’s immune system response. Nothing foreign is used.
- No side effects – Nothing new or foreign is introduced to the body means there are no side effects or contraindications to the use of dental ozone.
- Speeds healing – Ozone improves circulation, oxygenation, and the ability to fight infections.
Ozone has healing properties as it stimulates the immune system, speeding the healing process. Circulation is stimulated. The immune system’s response is triggered. When this happens, the cytokines send messages to immune cells to promote and improve healing. The body reacts and works to heal itself.
Dr. Smida is trained in dental ozone protocol. She trained at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, which is the leading training organization for ozone in dentistry.
For more information on ozone therapy, contact our office to schedule your appointment. Call (707) 781-8550.