The term “ozone” is used to describe enriched oxygen (O3), which is a very valuable instrument in the world of holistic dentistry. Dr. Silver (also known as “The Jazz Dentist”) utilizes ozonized oil, ozonized water, and ozone gas to perform a wide variety of important dental services in a minimally invasive fashion, such as stimulating the growth of new, healthy tissue and getting rid of oral bacteria. This helps us uphold our goal of preserving as much natural tooth structure as we possibly can. Keep reading below to learn more about ozone therapy, and don’t hesitate to contact us in Red Bank, NJ if you’d like to learn more or schedule a first visit.
Each of your natural teeth has a small inner chamber that contains soft tissue and a sensitive nerve. When injury or advanced decay exposes this area to infectious bacteria, patients can experience a severe amount of oral pain. While some dentists may suggest extraction, Dr. Silver strongly recommends using a combination of root canal therapy and focused ozone therapy. He will remove all of the infected pulp and bacteria from within the tooth and then fill the area with ozonized water for a thorough disinfection. Finally, a safe, biocompatible substitute will be inserted into the tooth to restore its strength and structure, helping it stay a stable part of your smile for many more years to come.
Are your teeth sensitive to cold or hot liquids? Have you been diagnosed with gum disease? In these situations, ozone treatment can provide valuable preventive support. The process is simple – Dr. Silver will provide custom-made ozone trays, which hold in the pure ozone as it circulates through the entire mouth and kills harmful bacteria. The process requires less than half an hour of your time and is well worth it – your chances of experiencing severe oral health problems will be greatly reduced.
Tooth decay is caused by infectious bacteria, and its development is a gradual process. In order to remineralize weakened areas of tooth enamel and prevent full-blown cavities, Dr. Silver frequently recommends ozone. This technique can also get rid of existing decay through air abrasion, which preserves more healthy tooth structure than a traditional drill. If we need to place a tooth-colored filling, ozone is helpful for this procedure as well. Its presence will reduce a patient’s oral sensitivity and help the procedure go faster.
Once a natural tooth has been removed from the mouth, immediate disinfection is important to encourage proper healing and keep the recovery process simple. By exposing the extraction site to ozone following surgery, Dr. Silver can give your oral health the support it needs and reduce recovery time. Additionally, he can start discussing possible replacements with you right away!
Gum disease is a gradual infection that starts out small but can quickly grow to threaten the healthy teeth, tissue, and jawbone. Stopping this process in its tracks as early as possible is absolutely vital, where is where ozone therapy comes in. When providing traditional periodontal therapy, Dr. Silver may want to bathe your gum tissue in ozone gas or ozonated oil. This will help not only eradicate bacteria from beneath the gum line but stimulate the growth of new, disease-free tissue as well – no painful grafting required.
Ozone therapy can even be combined with our professional teeth whitening techniques to help patients achieve a brighter, more confident smile in record time. Dr. Silver will apply a high-grade whitening gel directly to the teeth and then expose the solution to the ozone. This will stimulate the formula and help it break up even the most stubborn stains at an effective pace.