Ozone used in dental treatments improves patient outcomes at Citrus Heights, CA, practice
Patients at Sacramento Natural Dentistry are treated with biocompatible and natural substances. These are chosen because of the benefits that they offer to patients and their lack of harmful side effects. One method of treatment that is not common to all dental practices is oxygen or ozone therapy. Ever noticed the unique scent when visiting a waterfall, or even during a storm when lightning strikes? This is a sign of naturally-occurring ozone.
Dental ozone is produced with specialized equipment and used in dental settings to assist in destruction of harmful bacteria commonly found in the mouth. In household settings, diluted chlorine or bleach is effective when used as an antibacterial cleaning product. In comparison, one molecule of ozone takes less than one second to kill harmful bacteria, compared to 3000 seconds if chlorine is used. Ozone gives the dentist a safe way to destroy bacteria, which are the culprits for infections in the mouth. Instead of bombarding a person’s entire body with antibiotics that are not needed, ozone is targeted to the exact area of infection to do its work. This fits into holistic dentistry, as the patient’s entire body benefits.
We are always looking for ways to safely and effectively improve services for our valued patients. Ozone therapy provides an added dimension to traditional dental procedures. Ozone can be administered during root canals, for treatment of cavities, in dental surgery, and to improve outcomes in treating gum disease. Patients may also experience relief through ozone therapy for sensitive teeth and roots, as well as to speed healing for canker sores or cold sores of the mouth. It can be administered in the form of a gas or liquid. In these forms, it can reach into small areas and eliminate bacteria that would cause infection to spread.
The use of ozone also contributes to the cleanliness of the dental office environment because of its ability to sterilize. It also effectively removes bacteria, also known as biofilm, that could form in the hoses that deliver and suction water during dental procedures. Benefits abound without interfering with patient health or any adverse reactions to the natural product. Within a holistic dental office, everything is designed to be safe that touches the patient. Ozone therapy allows the patient an improved overall procedure because harmful elements are eliminated that would normally remain to cause problems. This is a safe and simple process that will lead to increased patient comfort and better outcomes from dental procedures.
Patients in and around Citrus Heights, CA, are encouraged to call us with any questions regarding our use of ozone therapy, or to schedule an appointment for the healthiest dental experience. We look forward to the opportunity to contribute to your oral health, and to have a positive impact on your overall health.
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