If you’re interested in a more natural or holistic approach to dental care, then ozone treatments are for you. Parvaz Farnad Mizrahi, DDS, MPH, is a highly revered and double board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who provides ozone treatments to her patients to help improve their oral health. To learn more, call the office, or book a visit online to her state-of-the-art clinics in Beverly Hills, California, and the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Ozone Treatment Q & A
What is ozone treatment?
Ozone treatments are holistic dental procedures that use ozone gas or liquid to minimize the presence of harmful bacteria in your mouth. Ozone has a negative charge that’s naturally attracted to the areas of infection and inflammation in your smile. These bacterial areas thrive on acidity, but ozone neutralizes the pH levels in your mouth. This destroys the environment that the harmful bacteria need to survive, effectively eradicating the bacteria from your smile and improving the overall health of your oral ecosystem.
What conditions can ozone treatment improve?
Dr. Mizrahi can use ozone treatments to address a number of oral health concerns, including:
- Tooth decay and cavities
Ozone can treat minor to medium instances of tooth decay by eliminating the bacteria that’s causing the decay. Because ozone can sometimes harden cavities upon exposure, ozone treatments can occasionally serve as an alternative to drilling and filling, though in most cases it’s used supplementally.
- Gum disease
Dr. Mizrahi can administer ozone treatments to kill the bacteria responsible for gum disease, providing a minimally invasive alternative for patients in the earlier stages of the disease.
- Tooth sensitivity
If you suffer from sensitive teeth, ozone treatments can reduce your sensitivity to improve your tolerance of hot and cold substances.
By sterilizing the infectious bacteria inside your tooth, ozone treatments can increase the effectiveness of root canal therapy and make it less likely that you’ll need an extraction.
What are the benefits of ozone treatment?
As a holistic dental procedure, ozone treatments have a variety of advantages, including:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Eliminates the need for drills
- Minimizes discomfort during dental treatments
- Excellent for young children or adults who have dental anxiety
- Promotes healing and remineralization of your teeth
And because ozone treatments are minimally invasive procedures, there’s no downtime or recovery period after your procedure.
How is an ozone treatment administered?
Ozone is administered in either gaseous or liquid form. Gaseous ozone is applied to your teeth through custom-designed trays that fit over your smile and connect to a tank of ozone gas. Dr. Mizrahi turns on the gas and lets it run over your teeth for a prescribed amount of time, typically between 10-12 minutes for your upper and then lower jaw. Dr. Mizrahi administers liquid ozone through a precise tool that washes it over your smile.
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