When we are doing any dental procedure, we focus on enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. One way we can do that is by increasing Nitric Oxide levels if they are less than ideal. Research into how this important factor aids in healing has been groundbreaking. UCLA pharmacologist Louis J. Ingarro even won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his findings and research on Nitric Oxide. Ensuring that nitric oxide levels are optimal prior to dental treatment can aid enhancement of healing and better long term outcomes, whether we are treating the tooth itself or the surrounding gum tissue.