Ozone Therapy

Ozone Therapy in Basalt and Aspen, CO

Ozone therapy

What Is Ozone?

When most people hear the word ozone, they think of the ozone layer around the sun and associate it with skin damage. In reality, ozone is a hypercharged form of medical-grade oxygen that actually offers a variety of valuable healing properties. For many decades, ozone therapy has been used to produce several meaningful health benefits.

We’re proud to offer ozone therapy at our practice as part of our holistic, total-body-health approach to dental care. Explore our guide to learn more about this service and how it can benefit you.

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 your mouth. The gas disrupts their activation and prevents them from spreading.

Helps Prevent Cavities

As a result of its bacteria-killing properties, ozone will protect your teeth from decay and help 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 ozone therapy, we can target the infected pockets of your gums and reduce the severity of your infection. This will prevent your condition from getting worse both temporarily and permanently when combined with additional gum disease treatments.

Decreases Pain From Ulcers

If you’ve ever had oral ulcers or a canker sore, you understand how painful they can be. Ozone therapy is one of the least invasive treatments available used to reduce your pain from ulcers and help to heal canker sores.

Reduces Tooth Sensitivity
Disinfects Water Lines

Reduces Tooth Sensitivity

Having sensitive teeth can make even a routine dental cleaning feel like a painful operation. This can be the result of exposed enamel, root sensitivity, or other factors. Thankfully, ozone 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 the 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 our staff members and patients.

Discover Ozone Therapy in the Roaring Fork Valley

Throughout their journey towards developing a practice that focuses on biological dentistry, Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach have incorporated ozone therapy in a variety of ways. It’s a special technique our practice has acquired in order to deliver non-intrusive, 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 to schedule an appointment today and discover the benefits of ozone therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is ozone used in dentistry?
Is ozone therapy safe?
Are there any side effects of ozone therapy?
How long does ozone therapy take?

How is ozone used in dentistry?

Ozone can be used as a gas, mixed with water, oils, and plant extracts to create therapies that Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach 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 therapy, allowing our office to use it for everything from preventing cavities to disinfecting water lines.

Is ozone therapy safe?

Ozone therapy has been used and studied in medicine extensively for over a 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 cause for concern.

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 could experience.

If you’re experiencing any type of noticeable discomfort, our dentists will determine the cause and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

How long does ozone therapy take?

Ozone therapy is administered during the procedure you are receiving that day. 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 our patient.

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