Ozone in dentistry is catching on!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The use of ozone in dentistry is catching on as the benefits of ozone are realized by more people.  More and more dental offices across the USA are implementing ozone.  See below for great article on another new ozone dental office.

 

Dr. Joseph Goodman Introduces Ozone Dentistry at His Beverly Hills Practice

Dr. Joseph Goodman is pleased to announce that he is now offering ozone dentistry at his Beverly Hills dental practice. European dentists have been offering ozone dentistry treatment for years, but it has only recently been introduced in the United States. Dr. Goodman is one of only a few dentists in the country to offer cutting-edge dental treatment with ozone, which is touted for its antibacterial properties and accelerated healing abilities.

Benefits of Using Ozone for Dental Treatment

Ozone is a powerful oxidant that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. In small concentrations it is not harmful to the body; in fact, certain cells in the body’s immune system actually produce ozone in small quantities to help fight off disease.

Viruses, bacteria and fungi have no antioxidant enzymes in their cell membrane, so when infiltrated by ozone, the cell membrane ruptures and the cell dies. Studies have shown that ozone can help improve wound healing, immune system response and oxygen delivery to depleted tissues.

Ozone is used in dental treatment to treat the underlying cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. It is primarily used as a sterilization tool to ensure that the area to be treated is as clean and pathogen-free as possible. Ozone is also great for promoting healthy gum tissue. And, it helps accelerate surgical healing and reduce or eliminate post-treatment sensitivity.

How Is Ozone Used in Dental Treatment?

Ozonated water can be used to:

  • Rinse out and disinfect the mouth prior to treatment
  • Irrigate infected periodontal pockets (pockets within the gums)
  • Irrigate infected root canals and remove biofilm from the canals

Ozone gas can be used to:

  • Sterilize periodontal pockets where no other disinfectant can reach
  • Clean and prepare the treatment area before placing sealants, cavity fillings and crowns
  • Help in the recalcification of areas with cavities

Custom ozone trays can also be used to completely saturate an area with decay or suspicious tissue or lesions.

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New antiseptic agent holds promise for treatment of periodontitis

A powerful new antiseptic agent, called ozone nano-bubble water, holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections, according to research published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

The study, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, by Shinichi Arakawa and colleagues at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, evaluated the bactericidal activities of ozone nano-bubble water – also known as NBW3 – against the two main bacterial agents that cause periodontitis as well as its toxicity to human oral tissue cells.

Their results showed that NBW3 can kill periodontal pathogens within 30 seconds of exposure, yet has only a minor impact on the viability of oral tissue cells after 24 hours of exposure.

Based on their in vitro results, the researchers conclude that NBW3 could become a valuable tool for treating periodontitis. However, since in vitro models cannot be directly compared to real-life clinical situations in which oral antiseptics are diluted with saliva, the authors recommend further research to determine the extent to which NBW3’s potency may be reduced by the saliva of dental patients.

Periodontitis is an inflammation of the oral tissues that surround and support our teeth – it is caused by bacteria residing in “biofilms” or dental plaque.

The traditional first step of periodontal treatment involves “mechanical debridement” (i.e. scraping away the dental plaque and dental calculus). Various antiseptics and antibiotics have been used to supplement mechanical debridement.

But antibiotic therapies have several significant drawbacks, such as the selectivity of antimicrobial action, possible development of resistant bacteria, and risk for adverse host reactions. For these reasons, the topical use of a low-cost, broad-spectrum antiseptic agent with low potential for adverse reactions is preferable.

One possible alternative is ozone (O3), which has strong antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, and does not induce microbial resistance. Aqueous ozone is highly biocompatible with oral tissue cells. However, ozonated water must be used within the first 5 to 10 minutes after production to assure its potency.

To address this obstacle, co-author M. Takahashi and K. Chiba developed a patented procedure to produce ozone nano-bubble water. NBW3 retains its oxidation ability for more than six months if protected from exposure to ultraviolet rays. Its high stability allows for the bottling and use of NBW3 as a disinfectant solution.