Tucson patients learn about dental ozone treatments
When most patients think of dental treatments they imagine the traditional procedures and tools that dentists have been using across the country for many years. While these treatments are effective, it's important to note that there are other options. Dental technology has advanced a great deal in recent years, which gives dentists and their patients greater options for treatments that are more holistic in nature, procedures that speed recovery time, and practices that incorporate holistic or biological treatments into their suite of services.
Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman, DMD, MPH, believes that dental care should be integrated into a patient's overall health and wellness plan. The body is interconnected; therefore, dental problems can have a negative impact on your health. Further optimizing dental treatments by only using treatments and materials that are safe for the body ensures that your overall health is protected.
One such advanced biological treatment that Dr. Krizman has introduced to her Tucson-area patients is known as ozone therapy. This treatment speeds healing and reduces pain
by using "energized oxygen" to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and potential infections in the mouth. Instead of using treatments that disrupt the mouth's natural makeup, Dr. Krizman can treat dental disease, pain, or even trauma with the ozone that comes in of liquid, solid, or gas forms. The ozone therapy will minimize the harmful bacteria while increasing blood flow, promoting healing, and boosting the immune system.
Studies have indicated ozone therapy can be effective in treating the following common dental conditions:
- Periodontal, or gum, disease – Using the energized oxygen, Dr. Krizman can flush the infection out from below the gum line without the need for uncomfortable scaling procedures or gum surgery.
- Tooth decay – Ozone therapy can be used to stop the bacteria that is causing cavities or tooth decay. In the gas form, ozone will permeate into the gum line and reach all surface areas of the teeth. If used early enough, ozone therapy can prevent the need for a traditional cavity filling. Ozone is also effective in helping teeth to calcify and become stronger if they are weak.
- Tooth sensitivity – Because ozone can help rebuild the tooth's structure, it is also used to help address teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold.
For more information on dental ozone therapy, call the office of Tucson Biological Dentistry today.
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