Oxygen = O2 ... or ... 2 molecules of oxygen Ozone = O3 ... or ... 3 molecules of oxygen
Oxygen/Ozone Therapy in Dentistry offers a non-surgical intervention for the treatment of osteonecrosis, infection, and inflammation of the head, neck, and associated structures. Ozone is a naturally occurring oxidant and when exposed to biologic systems induce multiple biologic reactions. These biologic reactions result in a positive therapeutic response and outcome. Oxygen/Ozone is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic. With proper application these pathogenic life forms can be controlled and eliminated with no toxicity or side-effects.
Training in Ozone/oxygen therapy is necessary before one uses this therapy in practice. Recently, the Academy of General Dentistry assigned a subject code for dentist to learn about ozone in dentistry.
Clinical applications are:
Ozonated water for rinsing, irrigation and topical application
Ozonated olive oil for topical application
Oxygen/Ozone gas for infusion and insufflation to help resolve infections
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