What is ozone?
Ozone is a new type of advanced technology that enables dentists to target tooth decay with ozone. Ozone is a natural destroyer of bacteria, so it kills bacteria in decay teeth wherever it comes into contact with it. So effectively, it stops teeth from decaying any further.
Ozone the gas is formed from oxygen particles, so it is entirely harmless to people. Ozone is not only harmless; it also helps teeth to become stronger in fighting decay in the future.What does the treatment involve?
The Ozone is applied directly to the tooth in a period of 20 to 40 seconds. The application of the ozone kills the bacteria and gives the tooth added minerals. Your tooth will be stronger and less likely to succumb to decay in the future.
Ozone helps to prevent tooth decay and to remove the bacteria that cause tooth decay. If your teeth have decayed to the point where fillings are required, Ozone will not remove the need for those fillings. In fact, cavities will need repairing otherwise the bacteria could return and the decay could start afresh.
As we said above, Ozone is preventative. If it is used to combat decay early enough, it can stop you needing fillings and therefore remove the requirement for some of the more painful treatments. On the other hand, it will only kill the bacteria, not enable your tooth to miraculously regenerate itself.