Oxygen & Ozone Therapy
Taking Care of Your Teeth The Healthiest Way Possible
Ozone therapy can aid healing through safe and topical disinfection. It sterilizes all aspects of the tooth, even into the smallest canals and tubules.
Harmful anaerobic bacteria can be eliminated upon exposure to ozone. This “transient oxidative burst” neutralizes infective organisms and aids immune response and healing times.
What is ozone?
Ozone is a colourless gas or liquid that is made up of three oxygen atoms (O3). Believe it or not, ozone has a wonderful ability to disinfect! It can be used to effectively disinfect a targeted area in the mouth during a dental procedure. It additionally can help blood flow in the body, making it an ideal choice for dental professionals with a holistic approach.
Why ozone therapy?
Ozone therapy involves minimally-invasive procedure that uses ozone to help treat a variety of conditions. Amongst other abilities, ozone can be used to fight infections, support bone regeneration, reduce tooth sensitivity, and kill bacteria that cause cavities. Ozone therapy is effective at treating infections caused by bacteria, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.
What is the procedure for ozone therapy?
Using a specially designed tool for ozone administration, the treatment can be delivered to the targeted area requiring disinfection. Ozone can be administered in either a liquid or gas form - depending on the nature of the treatment. Once the ozone is administered to the targeted area it is left to disinfect.
What is the difference between ozone and oxygen?
The oxygen molecule that we are used to breathing in is made up of two oxygen atoms bound together (O2), on the other hand ozone, which is generally found in the upper atmosphere (stratosphere) is made up of three oxygen atoms bound together (O3). Although the two names for this treatment are often used interchangeably, ozone is used in this procedure due to the energy created by the molecular bonding of three oxygens instead of two.
Are there any risks involved in ozone therapy?
O3 has an unstable molecular bond and must be administered in specific, timed, doses. However, ozone therapy has been around for many years and dental professionals are well-trained on the proper administration, therefore the risk is very low for this procedure. For any questions about what to expect, contact Maxwell Dental where you can speak with one of our dental professionals to learn more about ozone therapy.
A Holistic Approach to Oral Health
HOLISTIC DENTAL EXAMS
During a dental exam, your Maxwell dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth while checking for cavities and gum disease. The dentist or hygienist will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.
For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Our dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients so be sure to call Maxwell Dental and provide as much detail as you can about your condition.
Are you looking to improve the look of your smile? We can help. Cosmetic dentistry not only helps with the look of your smile, but can help prevent bacteria from building up in troubled areas.
At Maxwell Dental, we have found that dental implants are truly able to enhance the quality of life for our patients. Dental implants can improve our patients’ overall health, while helping them gain the confidence that comes from a well-functioning smile that looks good and feels natural.
When you see your child smiling, your heart melts. Just like any loving parent, you wish to always keep this beautiful smile healthy and bright, and that’s where our caring team comes in.
root canal extraction
A root canal is a treatment used to remove the pulp in the canal of the tooth and replace it with an inert material. Although this is not a treatment that Maxwell Dental performs, it is important to understand the benefits and the risks of the dental procedure.