Serving Amarillo, Canyon, Dalhart and the surrounding Texas Panhandle
At Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo, our philosophy is to seek excellence in cosmetic and comprehensive care. As a result, our dentists, Dr. Trey H. Miller and Dr. Clinton L. Esler, always are seeking the latest technology, techniques, and procedures so that we can provide the highest level of care to our patients. One of the most advanced techniques in the dental field today is ozone therapy.
What is ozone therapy and how does it work?
Ozone is, chemically speaking, oxygen with one extra molecule. Administered either as a gas or a liquid, ozone can kill microorganisms through the process of oxidation. Specifically, ozone therapy is helpful in dentistry because it can kill bacteria.
Ozone therapy has the following applications in dentistry:
- For patients with gum disease, it can kill bacteria in the gums, especially in areas that are hard to reach when brushing and flossing. It can be administered as a gas, thus permeating the tissue to kill bacteria,
- In restorative dentistry, ozone therapy can recalcify teeth, even making them harder and stronger than they were naturally. This calcification also works when seeking to diminish the sensitivity of teeth.
Ozone therapy can be used to treat very small cavities, eliminating the need for a filling.
- Ozone also can be administered as a gas to kill bacteria before it develops into cavities.
Is ozone therapy safe?
There is no risk of negative interaction with other medications or allergy issues from receiving ozone therapy. This is because ozone is simply an altered form of oxygen, and no one can be allergic to oxygen.
Ozone therapy is considered to be a holistic dental treatment. Many dentists who only went through standard training and education at dental school may not consider such holistic procedures. Rather than treat the symptoms of an issue, holistic dentistry seeks to address the cause of the problem.
To learn more about ozone therapy, its applications, and its benefits, contact our office by calling (806) 513-2544. A member of our staff will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo is proud to serve patients in Amarillo, Canyon, Dalhart, and the surrounding Texas Panhandle.