The following is a list of our ozone therapy services rendered:
The Holistic Dental Center provides ozone therapy during dental procedures to minimize post operative sensitivities and improve the success of dental restorations.
Many post operative symptoms are now being treated with ozone therapy, decreasing additional expenses to the patient and long term trauma to the teeth. The therapy is a quick and painless procedure done in-office and often combined with treatment already being provided. You may also request a separate appointment with Dr. Simmons to address area's of concern that may benefit from ozone therapy.
Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen (O2). An allotrope is a variant of a substance consisting of only one type of atom. Ozone is created by an energetic reaction that results in an oxygen molecule (O2) being split into singlet (O1) oxygen. A singlet oxygen then combines with a diatomic oxygen (O2) forming ozone (O3). This energetic process is a result of energy produced by; sunlight, lightening, ultraviolet light and corona discharge tubes. The Holistic Dental Center utilizes a corona discharge generator to produce ozone (O3) in two forms, gas and water.
The Holistic Dental Center is able to apply ozone gas and water to the oral cavity and dentition to reduce sensitivity and minimize bacteria. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites have little or no antioxidant enzymes in their cell membranes. Without this protection ozone oxidizes the cell membrane causing it to rupture and deplete. Healthy cells have antioxidant enzymes such as; superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidasse, etc. There are also antioxidants such as; vitamin C, vitamin E, etc present in the extracellular matrix fluids, plasma, etc. These antioxidants protect the healthy cells from being oxidized by ozone. Ozone (O3) is negatively charged and seeks to neutralize anything with a positive charge. Typically bacteria and viruses carry positively charged cells, ozone will attach to theses cell membranes and destroy the cell. At any given time the oral cavity contains up to 20 billion oral microbes. With up to 500 species of bacteria competing for a prime environment for growth and multiplication, it is vital to the long term prognosis of dental health that we minimize as much bacteria as possible. Ozone is the ideal accomplice in conjunction with superior oral care to improve the success of eliminating dental caries (cavities).
Ozone does not have any contraindications with other medications, therefore cross-reactions are not a concern during treatment. You cannot be allergic to ozone because it is an enriched form of oxygen with no additives or chemical processing. It is important to have well trained technicians who can monitor the corona discharge generator and user application during ozone fabrication. The Holistic Dental Center has trained all clinicians to use and administer this treatment in safe operation and with quality control.
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