Utilizing the safest materials and techniques is at the core of Dr. Suruchi Warwatkar’s dental practice. Ozone therapy plays an essential role in dental treatment that benefits overall wellness.
Ozone is a natural element – oxygen as you know it, with an additional molecule. It “excites” ozone, making it unstable, as it tries to kick off the extra molecule. That good characteristic makes ozone a powerful oxidizing agent.
Ozone has long been used in industrial settings for its disinfecting properties. Western medicine is finally recognizing the infection-fighting and healing benefits of ozone. The cell membranes of fungi, bacteria, and parasites have few antioxidant enzymes. Ozone gas or ozonated water disrupts cell membranes of these organisms, destroying them quickly. Healthy cells in the human body, however, are loaded with antioxidant enzymes which protects them from contact with ozone. Ozone therapy increases delivery of oxygen to vital tissues and stimulates the immune system, boosting wound healing.
Here are some of the ways we put the power of ozone to use for the health of our patients:
- Preventive dentistry – Dr. Warwatkar uses ozone to harden tooth structure, reducing sensitivity in teeth that are weak or worn down.
- Restorative dentistry – Once a decayed tooth is prepped for a filling, ozone gas kills bacteria in even the tiniest crevices. It also triggers re-calcification, strengthening tooth structure. Root canal therapy is more predictable with the use of ozone. It eliminates bacteria, sterilizing canals and microscopic tubules, and speeding healing.
- Cosmetic dentistry – Ozone makes teeth whitening faster and more effective.
- Periodontal maintenance – Bacteria are responsible for gum disease. Ozone kills bacteria on soft tissues. Treatment is gentle and painless.