Ozone Therapy

Airway and Biological Dental Center

Ozone Therapy

Airway and Biological Dental Center

Discover the Power of O3

Holistic, biologic dentistry has a strong focus on looking after a patient’s head-to-toe wellness. That is why Dr. Prather is always seeking to offer treatments that are effective and conservative without posing major risks to a patient’s long-term health. Ozone therapy in Franklin is one such treatment. This powerful and unique service can help to fight dental decay, encourage fast recovery from oral procedures, promote excellent periodontal health, and more. Read on below to learn what it is and how it may be able to benefit you.

What Is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone is a molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together. It composes a significant percentage of our planet’s atmosphere, but it also has applications closer to the ground. In fact, many dental and medical professionals recognize it as a powerful agent for health.

One of ozone’s most outstanding characteristics is its ability to kill harmful bacteria. When it is applied to tissues in the mouth, its unstable nature instigates something called a transient oxidative burst. Oral bacteria have no way to defend themselves against this chemical reaction, so they quickly die off.

Additionally, ozone stimulates important bodily functions. For example, it can encourage the healing of the body’s oral tissues and boost your immune response.

Applications for Ozone Therapy in Dentistry

Here are a few ways in which your dentist in Franklin may use ozone to promote your oral health:
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gum tissue. By placing ozone into the pockets between the teeth and gums, our team can fight the infection and encourage your oral tissues to recover.
Many conventional dentists use a “drill and fill” approach when it comes to treating decay. The sights, sounds, and sensations of a drill can be uncomfortable for patients. Ozone is often able to kill bacteria inside a cavity and prevent or reduce the need for drilling.
Root canal therapy is often recommended when an infection afflicts a tooth’s pulp, its innermost layer. Ozone can help our team to clean out the infected area and reduce the chances that a root canal will have to be redone in the future.
Ozone has the potential to reduce dental sensitivity, encourage a smooth recovery following extractions, and more.

Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Some noteworthy benefits of ozone therapy include:

It is a powerful
way to kill
harmful oral
bacteria.

It can reduce
the need for
dental drills.

Since ozone is
composed purely
of oxygen atoms, it is
next to impossible
for anyone to
have an allergic
reaction to it.

It is quite
safe when it is administered
by a properly trained professional.

Ozone usually converts
back into regular
oxygen within about 30 minutes of being used. You do not have to worry about it lingering
inside your body
for a long time.

Ozone therapy is painless and noninvasive.

Would you like to learn more?

Would you like to learn more about ozone therapy and its role in holistic dentistry? Get in touch with our practice today. We look forward to speaking with you.