We are fortunate to be among a few dental practices in the country trained use ozone in treatment. Ozone has been used in healthcare throughout Europe and South America for years. Ozone (O3), which is made from the combination of 3 oxygen molecules (compared to 2 oxygen molecules in the air that we breathe) has the incredible anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties literally on contact. The applications for this in dentistry are numerous, as the mouth is normally full of bacteria, which can adversely affect teeth and gums. As you may know, most dental problems are caused or otherwise affected by bacteria in the mouth.
Ozone can be used as a very natural disinfection agent in periodontal (gum) therapy, preventive and restorative dentistry, as well as minimally invasive dentistry, root canal therapies, and to help heal canker-sores and oral lesions faster. Ozone is a wonderful addition to our offerings at NoPo Kids Dentistry to help better serve our patients. Call us to schedule a new patient exam or second opinion consultation to see if ozone therapy is an option for your child!