Ozone Therapy

Ozone Therapy in Basalt and Aspen, CO

Ozone therapy

What Is Ozone?

Ozone therapy is a scientifically-backed approach to dentistry that utilizes ozone gas. Ozone is a hypercharged form of medical-grade oxygen that offers a variety of healing properties. For many decades, ozone therapy has been used to produce several meaningful health benefits. 

At Elevate Dental Wellness, Dr. Steinbach offers ozone therapy to patients who are in need of bacteria removal and treatment within the mouth. Ozone therapy is a part of our holistic, total-body-health approach to dental care.

How is ozone used in dentistry?

Ozone can be used as a gas, mixed with water, oils, and plant extracts to create therapies that Dr. Steinbach and Dr. Van Gorden use in a variety of ways. Often referred to as ozone therapy, this treatment focuses on treating oral infections, reversing decay, reducing pain, and accelerating the healing process. Ozone is a versatile substance, allowing our office to use it for everything from preventing cavities to disinfecting water lines.

Ozone Therapy Safety

Before starting treatment, it’s important to communicate with Dr. Steinbach about her uses of ozone in dentistry. Ozone therapy is always safely administered, but patients should have a good understanding of any potential dangers of the procedure in order to avoid them. Dr. Steinbach always uses the correct dosage and concentrations of ozone, as well as proper techniques to provide safe and effective treatment.

Is ozone therapy safe?

Yes, ozone therapy in dentistry has been proven to be safe. It’s been used and studied in medicine extensively for over one hundred years. Research has consistently shown that it’s safe and effective, with minimal side effects that are usually preventable. As long as your ozone treatment is performed by an experienced dentist, there’s no reason for concern.

6 Reasons Why We Use Ozone Therapy

Kills Bacteria
Helps Prevent Cavities

Kills Bacteria

Ozone can be used to eliminate bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi in the mouth. This is due to the gas disrupting their activation and preventing them from spreading.

Helps Prevent Cavities

As a result of its bacteria-killing properties, ozone protects your teeth from decay and helps you avoid cavities. It makes the oral environment less friendly to the bacteria that cause decay.

Slows the Progression of Gum Disease
Decreases Pain From Ulcers

Slows the Progression of Gum Disease

Without treatment, gum disease can wreak havoc on your oral health, resulting in severe pain, tooth loss, and significant systemic disease. With treatment, we can target the infected pockets of your gums and reduce the severity of the infection. This will prevent your condition from worsening when combined with additional gum treatments.

Decreases Pain From Ulcers

If you’ve ever had ulcers or a canker sore, you understand how painful they can be. Our ozone treatment is one of the least invasive treatment options available that’s used to reduce your pain from ulcers and help heal canker sores.

Reduces Tooth Sensitivity
Disinfects Water Lines

Reduces Tooth Sensitivity

Having sensitive teeth can make even a routine dental cleaning feel painful. This can be a result of exposed enamel, root sensitivity, or other factors. Thankfully, ozone treatment can be used to reduce sensitivity, helping patients get the dental care they need to maintain a healthy smile.

Disinfects Water Lines

We use ozone to disinfect all of the water lines and smooth surfaces in our practice. Immediately upon contact, ozone kills bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that can be present in dental water lines and on smooth surfaces. Using ozone throughout our office ensures a clean and safe environment for all of our staff members and patients.

The Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone dental therapy has become a natural and effective way to decrease infection and inflammation. There are multiple benefits that accompany ozone therapy, including:

  • No discomfort
  • Minimally invasive
  • Helps avoid restoration work if caught early
  • Can help with tooth sensitivity
  • Heals and strengthens teeth
  • Treats gum disease

Are there any side effects of ozone therapy?

Generally speaking, the answer is no. However, some patients who are particularly sensitive have reported minimal symptoms such as nausea or mild headaches. The positive results should far outweigh any side effects you may experience. If you begin to notice any type of discomfort, our dentists will determine the cause and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

How long does ozone treatment take?

Ozone treatment is administered during the procedure you’re receiving that day. Additionally, some of our patients benefit from the use of ozonated water. In this instance, ozone water will be generated in the office and sent home with the patient. 

Discover Ozone Therapy in the Roaring Fork Valley

Throughout their journey towards developing a practice that focuses on biological dentistry, Dr. Steinbach and Dr. Van Gorden have incorporated ozone therapy in a variety of ways. Ozone therapy is a special technique we acquired in order to deliver non-invasive, painless dental care, while at the same time maintaining a clean and pristine working environment. 

With little to no discomfort or side effects, our patients have grown to love this unique method of treatment. Call our practice in Basalt, CO at (970) 279-5647 to schedule an appointment today and discover how ozone therapy can benefit you.