Knoxville Dentist Explains Ozone Use in Filling Cavities

We previously discussed new ways to fight tooth decay with futuristic cavity filling techniques. But there are other non-traditional ways of dealing with tooth decay. Sometimes, in efforts to combat tooth decay, dentists face challenges of welcoming more bacteria. Ozone therapy, the use of ozone gas to clean parts of the mouth, is used to keep…

We previously discussed new ways to fight tooth decay with futuristic cavity filling techniques. But there are other non-traditional ways of dealing with tooth decay. Sometimes, in efforts to combat tooth decay, dentists face challenges of welcoming more bacteria. Ozone therapy, the use of ozone gas to clean parts of the mouth, is used to keep dental procedures from causing more problems than they fix. Your Knoxville family dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, explores the use of ozone to fight tooth decay and keep mouths clean.

The Power of Ozone

Ozone gas powerfully dispatches bacteria, viruses, funguses, and parasites. In small concentrations, it poses no threat to patients. Some dentists use ozone to sterilize areas where teeth are extracted, filled, or crowned. Without a thorough cleaning, these routine procedures can lead to decay as a result of remaining bacteria. If left while restoring teeth, bacteria may enter teeth to drain minerals and cause further decay. With ozone, the harmful bacteria levels are significantly diminished, making patients less prone to additional problems from their dental procedures.

How Ozone is Used

When patients have a high risk of tooth decay, ozone trays deliver protection from excessive bacteria in the mouth. These trays deliver the gas via a tube. To avoid a harmful amount of ozone, the customized trays are also attached to suction that removes more-than-needed ozone. The gas fills the tray, surrounding teeth and eliminating bacteria. The gas also penetrates teeth through tubules, the microscopic holes in teeth. Such penetration ensures teeth are as clean as possible during oral surgery or restorative procedures. This use of ozone is repeated as necessary, and is perfectly safe as long as ozone levels are monitored and measured.

Schedule a Checkup with Your Knoxville General Dentist

Your Knoxville general dentist offers the latest and safest options for cavity prevention. Contact Dr. Erpenbach to discuss more about ozone dentistry. To schedule an appointment with your 37919 dentist, call (865) 240-2035. We welcome patients of all ages from Knoxville and surrounding areas.

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