Our Wyoming family dentist uses ozone gas (a gas naturally made in our bodies) to sterilize and kill bacteria.
Ozone therapy is safe and has no side effects, which is why we use ozone gas during tooth fillings, gum disease treatments, and root canals.
To understand how ozone therapy works, we’ll need to go down to the molecular level. Ozone molecules (O3) are unstable, which means the extra oxygen molecules are more than happy to bond with other molecules in your mouth from microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Unstable molecules also have a lot of energy, which pushes oxygen beneath the surface of teeth to kill bacteria and treat small cavities.
Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine. This means that while several studies have shown the advantages of ozone therapy, there’s isn’t conclusive evidence of its health benefits. We are a Wyoming preventative dentistry that strives to offer the latest dental technology to patients.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has dedicated his career to providing patients with natural dentistry services, including ozone therapy. If you are interested in learning more about ozone therapy treatment, call our Wyoming natural dentistry at (616) 538-7320.