A new type of advanced technology that enables dentists to target tooth decay with ozone.
This is one of those moments where you may have to suspend belief for a moment. You may have to enter a ‘what if’ world, where science achieves the impossible and dentists can do things you never dreamed possible. Because an astonishing product is now available that most dentists reckon could change how they treat their patients!
For dentophobic patients, this is just the kind of news you want to hear. Or, is it really just the kind of news you’ve heard before? Dentistry is always heralding the next new wonder product. So let’s take a closer look at Healozone and find out exactly what it does.
HealOzone is a device that produces ozone from oxygen and applies it to the part of the tooth that is affected by decay. The ozone acts to kill the bacteria that are causing the tooth to decay. Studies have shown that as little as ten seconds of ozone treatment can kill 99 percent of oral bacteria. Once the bacteria are dead, a substance that encourages remineralization can be used to supply minerals to the damaged tooth. This process can actually repair some of the damage that the bacteria have caused, which makes it a much more attractive option than simply drilling away the damaged regions. Sites that have significant decay will still require restoration. A white composite filling can be placed into the site to protect the tooth beneath. The size of the filling will depend on how big the original cavity was.
HealOzone is very popular with patients who suffer from dental phobia, as it is entirely painless and requires no drilling or injections. HealOzone is often recommended for children, partly for this reason. The treatment is safe for both children and adults. HealOzone is useful for treating decay in areas that would be very difficult to reach through traditional drilling, such as root decay. Treating decay in such cases has until now required extensive drilling and often results in pain for the patient.
Although HealOzone represents an important breakthrough in treating tooth decay, early diagnosis of decay remains of the utmost importance. HealOzone treatments are most effective when applied during the early stages of decay, so seeing the dentist regularly is still the best way to preserve and protect dental health. Book an appointment with Dr. Racicot to learn more about this treatment.
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