Ozone disinfection improves dental procedures in Beverly Hills, CA

Isn’t it nice to know that a natural, drug-free alternative exists for many dental procedures? The doctors at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills bring the benefits of ozone disinfection to patients at their Beverly Hills, CA practice.

Disinfecting with ozone

Ozone is a triatomic oxygen, containing three atoms rather than two (as in air we breathe). Ozone molecules try to kick off the extra atom, resulting in an oxidative burst. Ozone is one of the most powerful oxidants known to man, capable of destroying viruses, bacteria, and fungus. Yet healthy human tissues are not harmed by it.

Here is how it works:

  • Bacteria and other pathogens have cell walls that help them maintain shape.
  • As ozone contacts the cell wall, the oxidative burst occurs.
  • A hole is created, causing the organism to lose shape.
  • Thousands of ozone collisions (in the span of seconds) continue to damage bacteria until cells die.
  • Because oxidation is a physical process, bacteria cannot build immunity to ozone, as they can to drugs.

Ozone dentistry in our practice

Because ozone can be infused into water or oil, or administered as a gas, it is extremely versatile. We use ozone therapy in:

  • Cavity prevention and treatment – Tooth decay is the result of acidic excretions from oral bacteria that break down tooth structures. Ozone kills bacteria in tiny crevices, and encourages natural enamel remineralization – without drilling or discomfort.
  • Root canals – Ozone serves a similar purpose in sterilizing the pulp chamber and canals, reducing the risk of sealing harmful bacteria inside a treated tooth.
  • Gum disease – The therapeutic properties of ozone are extremely beneficial in getting periodontal disease under control and managing it effectively. This is the least invasive treatment available.

Learn more about ozone therapy to treat cavities and root canals as well as gum disease. Schedule a consultation by calling (310) 692-7855.

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