Ozone dental treatments are holistic dental procedures that use ozone gas, or liquid to safely kill microorganisms in the mouth and treat minor tooth decay. 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.
The advantages of Ozone Treatment are minimally invasive fixes for many common dental issues such as tooth sensitivity, decay and cavities, and gum disease. In addition to these common dental issues that ozone therapy can treat, It has also been shown to effectively treat TMJ pain, as well as canker sores.
Your mouth does not need to be numb to use it, and there are no harmful chemicals that will affect your immune system.
Not every dental practice performs ozone treatments, but finding one that does can be very helpful.
Upper respiratory discomfort and cough are the most frequent side effects of ozone therapy. Side effects from dental ozone therapy are quite rare. Speak to your dental specialist if you are concerned about side effects.
Like many treatments, ozone therapy carries a risk if it is carried out improperly. Concentrated levels of ozone can irritate the throat and possibly harm the lungs if inhaled. However, this is extremely unlikely to occur in the practice of a seasoned holistic dentist.
If you have any questions, Parvaz Farnad Mizrahi, DDS, MPH at Miracle Mile is a highly revered and double board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who would be more than happy to address any concerns.
To book an appointment with Dr. Mizrahi, call 323.433.7744.