Ozone dental treatment in Austin, TX
Dr. Griffin Cole of Austin, TX, is pleased to offer ozone therapy to dental patients. In recent years, ozone therapy has become a popular medical and dental treatment. Simply explained, Ozone is a naturally occurring substance comprised of three oxygen atoms (O3). Ozone has a powerful oxidizing agent and it can be used to increase the body’s own antioxidants, which can benefit a patient’s health in many ways.
In dentistry, ozone therapy has many benefits. Patients battle viruses and bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and infection. By using ozone as part of the treatment process, Dr. Cole can help the body naturally fight against the organisms that are causing oral health challenges. The following are ways that ozone therapy can be used in dentistry:
- Gum disease: Gum disease occurs when an infection sets in below the gum line. Using ozone-infused water, dentists flush the bacteria from below the gum line before it infects the gum tissue. Additionally, ozone gas can be flowed through special mouth trays that immerse the teeth and gums with pure ozone gas, providing a burst of antibacterial action. This special “periodontal tray treatment” has been a very beneficial adjunct to Dr. Cole’s periodontal program.
- Root canals: Using ozone to rinse the inside of a tooth during a root canal helps to ensure that all bacteria in the tubules are eliminated. Ozone gas can also be used to sterilize the remaining area after the infection has been removed and to stimulate the body’s healing process.
- Tooth decay: Ozone can be used to eliminate the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Because ozone is used in the form of gas, it can penetrate the hard to reach areas of the mouth where bacteria live, grow, and cause trouble. In some cases, ozone therapy can reverse the tooth decay and eliminate the need to have a cavity filled.
If you’re looking for a dental practice that embraces innovative technologies and alternative treatments, call the office of Dr. Cole today at (512) 472-3565 to learn more about our services.Back to Root Canal Ozone Therapy Page