How Ozone Therapy Supports Dental Implant Outcomes

June 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 8:00 am
Man’s smile with dental implant in the upper arch

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Thomas might suggest that you get dental implants to recomplete your smile. Implants come with a long list of advantages, but they do require that you undergo a surgical procedure. Dr. Thomas wants to support you through your recovery process, so she might recommend that you receive ozone therapy at your surgical sites. What is ozone therapy, and how can it contribute to positive outcomes for dental implant treatment? This blog post explains.

What Is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone is a gas that is found in our planet’s atmosphere. Each molecule contains three oxygen atoms bonded together (the air we breathe is regular oxygen, wherein two atoms are bonded in each molecule). In dentistry, ozone can be applied to tissues in the mouth in a gel, gas, or liquid form. As the molecules break apart and convert to regular oxygen, they kill harmful bacteria and contribute to a faster, easier healing process.

Ozone has been used in dentistry for almost a century now. It is particularly popular among holistic practitioners.

Ozone Therapy for Dental Implants

Ozone therapy can be beneficial for dental implant patients in a number of ways:

  • Ozone can stimulate wound healing and tissue regeneration.  In fact, one study out of Egypt found that the application of ozone gel at dental implant surgical sites led to increased implant stability within the jawbone. Ozone may also contribute to faster overall healing times.
  • Ozone can reduce postoperative pain and discomfort. Many patients report less discomfort after oral surgery when ozone is used.
  • Ozone is effective for infection management. Infection is one of the greatest threats to the stability and longevity of dental implants. Ozone’s remarkable ability to kill harmful bacteria can help to fight and/or prevent infections.
  • Ozone is low-risk. As long as it is administered properly, ozone therapy comes with a very low level of risk. After all, it is just a special type of oxygen molecule!

Dental implants are a remarkable form of tooth replacement, and ozone can help to make the treatment process as easy and effective as possible!

Meet Dr. Thomas

Dr. Preetha Thomas is an accomplished holistic dentist who offers ozone therapy as one of her many services. She partners with local specialists to provide comprehensive dental implant care for patients in Southlake. If you have questions about your tooth replacement options or the use of ozone in dentistry, our team would be pleased to speak with you. Contact Enclave Dental at 817-912-1218.

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