Ozone in Dentistry

Believe it or not, ozone does more than just protect the air you breathe. In fact, it can be used to clean your teeth, prevent decay, and make teeth less sensitive. Dr. Erpenbach uses ozone on every dental restoration he performs. The procedure is safe, effective, and, most importantly, comfortable for patients.

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Believe it or not, ozone does more than just protect the air you breathe. In fact, it can be used to clean your teeth, prevent decay, and make teeth less sensitive. Dr. Erpenbach uses ozone on every dental restoration he performs. The procedure is safe, effective, and, most importantly, comfortable for patients.

Applying O3 gas can kill the bacteria in your mouth and prevent infection. Ozone sterilizes the area of the tooth that has decay, which reduces the need for traditional drilling, making your restorative procedure less invasive. Ozone treatment can also be used before a dental procedure to eliminate post-procedure sensitivity after fillings, crowns, and veneers. To help prevent problems after their dental work is complete, patients can sometimes get an ozone tray to place over the teeth and gums to wear at home. Ozone gas is added to the tray every few months to help maintain good oral health. The ozone helps the teeth re-mineralize, strengthening your enamel, and keeping your teeth and gums healthy and protected.

The O3 gas can also rinse teeth before a restoration procedure. Using ozonated water, O3 can be blown on the tooth. Putting the gas and water in a syringe guarantees that only the tooth will be affected, not the gums or tissue.

Additionally, ozone treatment can preserve tooth tissue. When a nerve has been exposed, O3 water and gas can help prevent the nerve from dying, preventing the need for a root canal or tooth extraction. Overall, ozone not only serves as a conservative and effective way to prevent future oral conditions, but it helps Dr. Erpenbach provide conservative treatments.

The ozone unit is completely safe. It only uses water and gas, so other chemicals to sterilize and treat your teeth are not necessary. The O3 gas can be mixed with other materials so it will have a beneficial result, regardless of the dental procedure you’re having done. The ozone treatment is also quick, so your time in the dental chair is limited, saving you money in the long run.

O3 can treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including sore throats and periodontal problems. If you want to try an ozone treatment to kill harmful oral bacteria, contact Knoxville Dentist at (865) 240-2035 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Erpenbach has taken many courses in ozone treatment and believes that air abrasion can work for you. In fact, he’s at an ozone seminar right now! (9/14/11)

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