Houston, TX dentist explains how ozone treatment can help in your dental care
Dr. Marilyn Jones is a dentist in the Houston, TX community that is pleased to offer a wide variety of services and treatments for new and existing patients. By focusing on holistic care, she is able to bring new, biocompatible treatment options to patients in the area. This includes the use of dental ozone treatment.
How can ozone treatment help in my dental care?
Over the years, there have been many exciting changes and improvements in the field of dentistry. This includes the use of ozone therapy, which can be integrated into many of the dental services available at Houston Biological Dentist. While ozone therapy and treatment is newer to the United States, it has been used for many years in Europe to enhance the safety and comfort of dental procedures. The results from ozone treatment at our practice have been extremely positive, and this special ozone gas and its antimicrobial properties continue to improve oral health and wellness for our patients.
What is ozone treatment?
Ozone treatment consists of administering ozone gas into the teeth or gums to aid in the treatment of various issues such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. The gas is delivered through a special mouthpiece, which helps the gas penetrate areas of decay and disease and kill the bacteria that have infiltrated the tissues. This works in a similar manner as antibiotics, but without the need for pharmaceuticals.
This natural method of destroying bacteria can be incredibly effective for patients who have unhealthy teeth or gums. The treatment can be used to address a specific area of tooth decay that has resulted in an inner infection, as well as the entire smile when patients have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. When used to treat cavities, ozone can often reverse early decay, making it a wonderful way of not only getting rid of decayed dental tissue, but also preventing cavities in the future.
It is important for patients to understand that ozone therapy is not a cure-all. However, it can be integrated into many dental treatments to help patients combat conditions that might otherwise permanently harm the health of their smiles.
Ozone treatment has many benefits. It is:
Is ozone treatment right for me?
Many of our patients who hear of ozone treatment in the dental office are excited to utilize this therapy to combat their specific dental concern. In most cases, when we evaluate patients for decay and disease, we find that integrating ozone therapy into these treatment plans will help provide faster and more effective results and recovery. We encourage patients to ask questions about ozone therapy to decide if it is appropriate for their needs, and we can answer any questions patients may have prior to providing treatment.
What alternatives are available?
There are no dental alternatives at this point that provide similar effects as ozone gas. However, patients don’t have to integrate ozone into their services if they desire not to. Areas of tooth decay can be treated as they have historically, with composite resin fillings to seal off the area and keep infection from becoming worse. The same goes for periodontal disease: this condition can be treated with traditional methods such as cleanings, scaling and root planing, and the use of antibiotics if patients choose to do so.
However, if patients are interested in a treatment that will provide faster results without pharmaceuticals, ozone treatment may be recommended. Some dental insurance providers will not offer coverage for this treatment, so cost may be a concern for those on a tight budget or who are relying on their dental insurance to make their necessary treatment affordable. We encourage our patients to arrive at the practice with their dental insurance cards for their appointment so our front office team can connect with the plan provider and determine whether patients can use their insurance benefits.
Seeking quality care for your smile?
Look no further than Houston Biological Dentist. Patients in and around the community of Houston, TX can discuss their needs with Dr. Marilyn Jones, a compassionate dental professional who has years of experiencing in improving smiles. Our practice is located in Suite 204 at 800 Bering Drive and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (713) 497-1355.