Cann Dentistry is excited to offer Dental Ozone treatment!
Dental Ozone is the latest in minimally invasive dentistry (actually non-invasive).
Ozone contains three oxygen atoms rather than the two atoms we usally breathe. The third atom becomes a scavenger, destroying bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites with no toxic side effect and no toxic byproduct. There are two ways to deliver ozone treatment; ozonated water and pure oxygen/ozone gas. It is a powerful antibacterial agent and therefore works well in dentistry, since most dental disease has a bacterial component (both decay and gum disease).
Using the two agents in combination allows the Dentist to aid in treatment of oral infections with only oxygen and water!
This is possible because the infection/inflammation is positively charged (acidic) and ozone is negatively charged (basic). Therefore, the chemistry of the infection and/or inflammation attracts the ozone to the area.
Ozone is safe and effective in the reduction of bacteria from tooth surfaces or around the gum line.
At your next visit, ask Dr. Cann, Dr. Kim or your hygienist how Dental Ozone may benefit your oral health. Treatment and fees will be specific to your individual needs.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) has reviewed and accepted Oxygen/Ozone in Dentistry as scientifically valid.