Patients seek ozone injection for the treatment of decayed teeth in Petaluma, CA
Although in use in Europe for years, dental ozone is just gaining steam in the United States. It is a safe, pain free method of treating cavities and gum disease, reversing decay, and increasing healthy tissue. In Petaluma, CA, Dr. Jurina Smida and the staff at Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County offer ozone injections as part of treatment for decayed teeth.
What is ozone?
For many people, when they think of ozone, they think pollution, sun, and the atmosphere. The ozone itself is safe. It is a natural, effective killer of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Ozone is comprised of three oxygen atoms. It safely and effectively disinfects the targeted area by producing a transient oxidative burst. This is harmless to the body but deadly to germs. Bacteria is destroyed so it can no longer reproduce or cause problems.
Dental uses for ozone
Ozone may be used in procedures for children and adults. It may be used to treat:
- Gum disease – Ozonated water and/or ozone gas can be applied to the gums assisting in the healing process.
- Root canals – Ozone gas can sterilize the root and underlying structures to speed healing and kill bacteria. The gas can reach parts of the tooth that otherwise cannot be treated.
- Decayed teeth – Bacteria is killed immediately. Areas below the gumline and in the grooves of the teeth can be protected with ozone.
Ozone therapy using injections
Ozone may be injected into diseased tissue or even into infected bone or cavitations. While there are other offices that use ozone in injections, Dr. Smida stands out. Most other practices use just ozone. Our practice mixes ozone with other natural therapies such as traumeel, zeel, lymprymetic, folic acid, b12, and procaine which is a natural anesthetic. This helps speed healing while maintaining patient health and comfort naturally.
Dr. Smida is trained in ozone dental protocols. For more information on ozone therapy, contact our office today. (707) 781-8550