Having dental implants is the very best way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. It is an involved, invasive procedure that takes a while to resolve so keeping everything healthy and free from infection is key. That’s where ozone therapy comes in.
Ozone therapy, when used alongside dental implants, and holistic dentistry is a match made in heaven. Ozone therapy is a natural antibacterial treatment that is able to target only the microorganisms that seek to do us harm while leaving our natural bacteria alone. It is this characteristic that makes ozone therapy so useful.
Ozone therapy and dental implants
The dental implant procedure is a detailed one, requiring two visits and several months of healing. Regardless of all modern techniques, any invasive medical procedure has a risk of infection. It doesn’t matter how advanced our equipment or how clean we and our tools are, bacteria is a constant threat.
Ozone kills those bacteria by oxidizing them while leaving our body’s own healthy bacteria alone. By utilizing ozone therapy when performing a dental implant procedure, we can ensure your mouth is kept infection free for the longest time.
We apply ozone as a gas or in water form. By using special techniques we completely remove harmful bacteria from the gum, jaw and teeth. This ensures the implant itself and the surrounding tissue is as clean as it is currently possible to be. This is a huge step in promoting the fast healing and continued comfort of your dental implant. All by using a completely natural gas.
Ozone and peri-implantitis
Peri-implantitis is where a dental implant becomes infected after being fitted. This can cause discomfort and complications with the implant. Peri-implantitis is rare in patients of Aesthetic Family Dentistry because we take so many precautions. However, there is always a risk of infection in all areas of medicine regardless of how careful we are.
Ozone therapy can be used to tackle peri-implantitis very effectively. Depending on the situation, we may apply ozone gas to the area to clean it or ozone water to flush it out. We may even prescribe ozonized oil for you to use after the initial treatment. It is very effective at fighting infection with no known side effects.
Used correctly, by trained dentists, ozone therapy can significantly benefit dental implant procedures and aftercare. It isn’t a magic bullet that cures every ill, but used in conjunction with traditional dentistry offers many advantages that benefit patients undergoing a wide variety of procedures.
Contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry today at 973 627 3617 for holistic dentistry at its best. We’re here to help!