OZONE Therapy at The Hub Dental Practice in Milton KeynesA new revolution which is changing the face of Dentistry
PAIN FREEFor early decay, this hi-tech treatment involves no injections, no drilling, and is totally painless. It is ideal for total prevention in children.
There absolutely no sensation as the ozone gently bathes the infected area. In twenty seconds, 99.9% of the caries (decay) producing bacteria are eliminated. The ozone is pumped away, broken down into oxygen again-and the tooth is caries-free without pain. It is as simple as that.
SAFEHealozone delivers ozone directly onto the bacteria in a sealed environment and is proven to be completely safe.
EFFECTIVEOzone kills 99.9% of all decay producing bacteria in 20 seconds! It is used in dentistry to stop and even reverse small cavities. It is also being used in other aspects of Dentistry.
• Safe and effective prevention
•Drill free in early decay
•Can reverse small early decay
•Ideal for children
What Is Ozone?Ozone is a form of Oxygen.
Like oxygen, ozone is also a gas. It is that fresh clean smell that you find at high altitudes and after thunderstorms. Ozone is therefore named after the Greek word Ozein, to smell. Ozone is present all around us in the air that we breathe. It protects us from harmful sunlight.
Because Ozone is also a powerful oxidising agent, it has been used widely for the past 40 years to purify water systems and the water you drink.
Which Patients Benefit From Ozone ?Clearly, Ozone Therapy appeals to a large patient target group from young to old throughout all generations, because most people are afraid of the pain involved with caries (cavity) treatment. But the caries (cavity) treatment with ozone puts an end to all this!
Can you describe the Ozone Treatment?The Ozone gas applies through a silicon cup
The ozone gas is apples which penetrates a few millimetres into the infected tooth through a silicone cup to kill the bacteria and neutralise harmful acids in the mouth. Then, sealants are used along with this treatment to protect the tooth from further damage.
After the ozone treatment, the saliva in the mouth, mouthwash, toothpaste or special varnishes can act to harden the tooth again – the tooth is checked after about 4-8 weeks that this is happening successfully, and at this point, any marks or staining on the tooth can also be covered up.
What Are The Advantages Of Using Ozone Therapy?◾90% of treated teeth are expected to respond positively providing that the patient follow the care instructions.
◾Ozone Treatment can prevent bacteria getting trapped deep inside a treated tooth that then has a filling or crown placed on top.
◾Although the upfront cost is the same as a filling, long-term the procedure means intact, healthy teeth which are much less likely to need expensive treatment in the future.
◾Even when we have to remove a small amount of enamel to allow the ozone to penetrate, there is generally little discomfort.
◾The treatment restores the balance of bacteria and, if followed up by the use of special mouthwashes, toothpastes and gels, can remove the root cause of cavities and strengthen the enamel on the treated tooth.
What Should The Patient Do After Ozone Therapy?After ozone treatment, the patient is asked to follow these instructions to ensure treatment success.
◾Keep your teeth free of bacteria and plaque by regular and effective toothbrushing.
◾Avoid acidic drinks.
◾Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
◾Use fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste.
Fissure sealingFissure sealing involves the placement of a seal OVER the fissures which harbour bacteria. Unfortunately these seals did and still do leak.
Tooth decay can continue under the seal and detection is masked by the seal.
At The Hub Dental Practice we have not recommended fissure sealing on its own for the above reason.
With OZONE, the entire therapy has changed.
Our NEW procedure is as follows:
1.Bacterial disinfection of all fissures using Ozone
2.Placement of a Special Sealant to form a seal
Small LesionsWith very small lesions, in early decay. The Ozone is applied to the tooth surface. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene. The re-mineralising toothpastes/ mouth rinses will then help the lesion to heal.
Research indicates that up to 99% of teeth treated did not get worse. No drilling and filling is required.