Dental ozone treatment is the latest innovation to make waves in the field of dentistry. Without causing further damage to a tooth’s enamel, ozone treatment can help manage and remedy dental caries by targeting the microorganisms that cause tooth decay and gum disease. This premise sounds like a form of medical treatment that one would find on science fiction but ozone treatment does exactly that.
Ozone treatments usually lasts for 60 minutes but within that short period, the introduction of oxygen or ozone in the infected area, eliminates disease-causing microorganisms. In a process called the “transient oxidative burst”, the targeted pathogens die of stress, as they the microorganisms don’t have built-in defences against a rapid surge of oxygen/ozone.
The beauty of ozone treatment is that it is minimally invasive and does not compromise the integrity of the whole tooth. In addition, it has also been observed that ozone treatment improves blood circulation, healing, and boosts one’s immune system.
The treatment is already popular in other medical fields but it is only recently that dentistry is discovering and exploring its full potential. Dr Lillian Ebuen, Total Body Dentistry’s chief dentist and executive director of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in the Philippines, sees Ozone Treatment as a milestone, “Dentistry is finally moving into the era of non-invasive and non-toxic procedures.”
Say Goodbye to Non-Invasive Treatments
With the coming of such procedures, the days of the dental drill and the picture of the dentist as sadist are ending. It is a boon not only to the dental profession but to the patient as well. Where traditional procedures such as drilling and using restorative materials impacts the patient’s tooth and overall health – ozone treatment – through proper application and paired with superb oral health practices are effective in maintaining good dental structure and health.
This week, Total Body Dentistry, staying true to its commitment to innovation is announcing its Ozone Therapy Treatment. Dr Lillian Ebuen took and mastered a course on ozone treatment last year and is eager to demonstrate the healing powers of Ozone.
The latest innovation in medicine and dentistry may appear to be a miracle or a medical procedure out of science fiction but in truth, the premise behind ozone therapy is actually quite simple.
Ozone was first discovered in the 1800s and since then, researchers have been exploring ways to harness its properties. First used to purify water, the same underling principles were applied to targeting infections in the human body.
While the ozone layer protects the earth against the damaging rays of the sun, in the medical field, a burst of oxygen – or ozone – neutralizes pathogens that infect the body. Since these pathogens or microorganisms lack antioxidant cell membranes, the rush of oxygen causes these microorganisms to rupture and die.
It is a medical marvel indeed and facilities and doctors in Europe have been utilizing it to treat debilitating diseases such as cancer. In the country, this advancement is still relatively new but health practitioners are already seeing it is as a more practical approach to expensive treatments and toxic chemicals.
Ozone Therapy and Dentistry
Ozone therapy is making a mark in the medical field but it also has a place in dentistry. The website, Ozone for Dentistry defines two vital roles it has in dentistry.
Prevention and protection, ozonated water can be a pre-treatment rinse for patients. The use of ozonated water for equipment also keeps the environment sterilized and prevents infection caused by aerial contaminants brought about by high-speed drilling.
Patient treatment, ozonated water and gas can penetrate infected areas and other pockets that antibiotics or disinfectants cannot reach. After a series of treatment and check-ups, the dentist can then proceed with the proper course of action for remedying the patient’s tooth.
Ozone therapy is an exciting innovation and patients should explore its benefits. Keep in mind however that ozone is a powerful oxidant and only licensed practitioners are knowledgeable in administering correct dosage and treatment.
Dr Lillian Ebuen, a pioneer and firm supporter of non-toxic dental procedures is one of the few certified dentists in the Philippines. For more information regarding this procedure, visit our clinic or email us at