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Dr.Jacqueline Albers | Ozone in Louisville

John C. Kall, DMD, FAGD, MIAOMT

Jacqueline M. Albers, DMD

OZONE

Dental Health Center, PLLC BBB Business Review

 

One of the most complex and perplexing problems in dentistry today is infection control. The oral cavity is a sea of microorganisms normally living in balance with the entire human body. Under certain conditions pathogenic or “disease causing” microorganisms can become the dominant life forms, thus creating what we call infection. These pathogenic microorganisms live together in what is called a biofilm. This biofilm supports a mixed type infection made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi and even parasites. The difficulty is that each of these “disease causing” types needs a different drug to eliminate its dominance. What if we had an agent that could treat and eliminate the infection and, in addition, support the surrounding healthy tissue without toxic side effects? We do now with oxygen/ozone therapy for dentistry.

HOW DOES OXYGEN/OZONE THERPY WORK?

Oxygen/ozone, when introduced into the living system, creates what is called a “transient oxidative burst”. The infective microorganisms have no natural defense against this reaction, and, as a result, are overstressed and die. Thus, oxygen/ozone disinfects the area treated, both safely and effectively. This “oxidative burst” also induces a multitude of natural biochemical and physiological reactions. These reactions include better blood flow, enhanced immune response, and a more rapid healing response.

HOW CAN OXYGEN/OZONE HELP IN MY DENTAL CARE?

Staying within the accepted standard of care, with proper application, oxygen/ozone can enhance the outcome in all aspects of dentistry. For example, periodontal disease is a chronic gum and bone infection. By utilizing the different application forms of oxygen/ozone such as ozonated water, ozonated oils, and placing oxygen/ozone directly into the infected gum pockets, periodontal disease can be arrested without the use of pharmaceutical drugs and associated side effects. Another area of concern is infected root canals of teeth. Oxygen/ozone therapy disinfects all aspects of the tooth, even into the smallest canals and tubules. This allows for a truly biologic root canal treatment and thus retention of your natural teeth. Removal of deep tooth decay or caries, which is really a “tooth infection”, is enhanced by spraying ozonated water into the tooth as the decay is cleaned away right before the filling or crown is bonded to the tooth.

 

 

 

 
 
 
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