Peter Ngai, DMD and Penny L. Phipps, DDS
6 McBride and Son Center | Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

What dental problems can ozone dentistry treat?

Ozone dentistry is a currently developing field, and new applications for ozone are being discovered all the time. While our dental practice uses ozone primarily for treatment of cavities and surface decay, it actually has a wide range of uses in the field of dentistry as well as in other medical fields.

Ozone gas is a natural antimicrobial. It can be used to sterilize wounds and speed up the body's natural healing process. This makes it an ideal method of sterilizing teeth before placing a filling or crown and can be used to disinfect extraction sites to prevent infection after a tooth is pulled.

Ozone treatment has also been shown to reduce sensitivity, both after a dental procedure and in general treatment of sensitive teeth. The ozone allows minerals to flood into your teeth, strengthening their structure and reducing sensitivity by making them less porous on a microscopic level.

Teeth treated with ozone dentistry have proven to be more resistant to decay after treatment. Ozone dentistry can be used to strengthen your teeth's natural defenses, especially in areas that are susceptible to decay.

As research in this field grows, we're confident even more procedures will be made available using ozone dentistry. Our Elk Grove dental office is committed to giving you the best care available, which is why we support and use ozone dentistry as a part of our commitment to minimally invasive dentistry. Call today to schedule an appointment and learn more about this fascinating field of dental treatment.