Ozone/Natural Oxygen Based Therapy
Recently, our practice has been utilizing Ozone Therapy in several different ways. We are happy to be able to offer this service to our patients, and to be one of only a handful of dentists in the area using this great technology.
What Is Ozone?
Ozone is a chemical compound that consists of three atoms of oxygen, as opposed to just two. In simple terms, ozone is the energized form of oxygen. This occurs naturally when ultraviolet energy or lightning disrupts oxygen molecules and recombines into groups of three. Ozone also occurs naturally when significant amounts of energy also disrupt oxygen molecules, such as crashing waves at the beach and at the bottom of a waterfall where there are large amounts of energy. The thing that most people notice the most about ozone is its distinctive odor. It has a very clean smell, somewhat like chlorine. You can smell it especially after a heavy rainstorm, a lightning storm, after snowfall, or at the bottom of a waterfall. In a clinical setting, an oxygen/ozone generator simulates lightning via an electrical discharge field. Concentrations of ozone range from 0.5- 5% depending on what it is being used for.