We are proud to offer patients of Sacramento Natural Dentistry an integrative approach to their dental concerns. One of the methods we use to treat conditions is ozone therapy.
What is ozone, really?
There is a misconception that ozone equals pollution and that it is harmful. In fact, ozone is no more than a transient derivative of oxygen. It occurs naturally in the environment and actually cleanses the atmosphere of pollutants. Through more than 150 years of study, researchers, physicians, and dentists have discovered the power of ozone in the clinical setting. Today, this oxidant is routinely used in the therapeutic treatment of conditions such as oral infections, acne, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Why ozone makes sense for dentistry
As an oxidant, ozone has the power to destroy parasites, viruses, fungi, and bacteria safely, as these pathogens have very few antioxidant enzymes to protect their cell membranes. When ozone contacts these abnormal cells, oxidation occurs immediately, leading to rupture and subsequent cell death. Only unhealthy cells lack the antioxidant enzymes to protect them. What this means to you is that ozone will not harm healthy cells, but will destroy diseased cells.
- Ozonated water may be used as a pre-treatment disinfectant rinse.
- Ozonated water or a mixture of oxygen/ozone gas may be incorporated into treatment to eliminate existing infection. It is a wonderful tool for the treatment of gum disease, cavities, and more.
What our patients say about Oxygen/Ozone Therapy
“Dr. Azouz and his whole staff are excellent and sooo caring!! Thank you all so much! I am a new patient and feel like I’ve been going there for years! They have treated me like family…came in early twice now to take care of my urgent issues and I even got such knowledgeable and great assurance with Dr. over the weekend when he was out of town! I am blessed by their holistic approach to dentistry and their extremely personal approach in serving their patients!“ Lisa K.