Ozone Dental Therapy: The Latest Weapon in Fighting Tooth Decay

Mar 15, 2023
Ozone Dental Therapy: The Latest Weapon in Fighting Tooth Decay
Untreated tooth decay, gum infections, and other oral health issues can lead to serious dental complications. Learn how ozone dental therapy may be the solution you need to heal your tissues and protect your teeth from further damage.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your dental health and protect your teeth from decay, you may be a candidate for ozone dental therapy. This innovative treatment can also lower your risk for periodontal (gum) disease, so you can avoid pain and other oral health complications later in life.

At DDS Concierge, experienced dentist Edward Delshad, DDS, and our team specialize in ozone dental therapy treatments in our offices in Arleta and Santa Monica, California. We review your medical history to ensure this type of therapy is right for you and can complete your treatment in less than 15 minutes.

How ozone therapy works

For decades, ozone was used to sterilize medical equipment. In the 1930s, Dr. E.A. Fisch started using ozone therapy for dental treatments after realizing its efficiency at healing wounds and destroying bacteria.

Ozone is made up of three bonded oxygen atoms that create a negatively charged particle in a colorless gas or oil. The antibacterial properties of ozone make it an great tool for treating and preventing:

Ozone therapy is useful as both a prevention and treatment strategy. For instance, after a root canal, our team can use ozone therapy to disinfect the inside of your tooth and surrounding tissues to prevent the infection from spreading.

Our providers can also target individual teeth or sections of your gums to increase the efficiency of your natural healing processes.

Benefits of ozone therapy

Ozone therapy is a noninvasive treatment, so you can undergo the procedure with minimal discomfort. This makes it a great alternative to traditional surgical treatments needed for gum infections and disease.

If your teeth or gum tissues are sensitive when brushing at home or during in-office dental treatments, we can use ozone therapy to reduce sensitivity.

The ozone therapy procedure is fast and requires no downtime afterward, so you can get back to your usual routine without any recovery time.

What to expect during ozone therapy

During ozone therapy at DDS Concierge, our team helps you get comfortable in a chair and attaches sensors that monitor your vital signs throughout treatment.

Our dental experts turn on the ozone machine and administer doses of the gas directly to your teeth and gums to kill cavity-causing bacteria and reduce any sensitivities you have in your teeth and soft tissues. We can adjust the amount of gas you receive as needed.

You can expect to spend some time in the office immediately after your ozone session, so we can monitor you for side effects like dizziness. In some, ozone therapy can also cause respiratory irritation and a mild cough.

Our providers can recommend strategies you can use to keep your mouth healthy and let you know when you should schedule your next checkup. With routine dental cleanings and a good diet, you can protect your long-term oral health and ensure your smile looks amazing.

Call or message DDS Concierge today to schedule an ozone therapy consultation or book an appointment.