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IJHSR. 2015; 5(5): 410-415


Ozone Therapy- A Paradigm Shift in Dentistry.

Rahul Kaul, Paras Angrish, Parul Jain, Navjot Singh Sasan.

Abstract
Ozone is a colorless gas form of oxygen and is present in atmosphere. It is a powerful oxidizer. It effectively kills bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites at a dramatically lower concentration. So far, arresting and reversing the process of caries without invasive treatment are unpredictable and rely highly on patient compliance. Most people suffer anxieties about being treated for tooth decay or more precisely; they fear the injections and drills, but, now, with ozone treatment, this is all the thing of the past. Ozone possibly could arrest the progress of the lesion and may, in the presence of fluoride, perhaps allow re-mineralization to occur which in turn delay or prevent the need for traditional methods of dental conservation. The versatility of ozone therapy, its unique properties, noninvasive nature, absence of side effects or adverse reactions are responsible for its wide spread use like treatment of caries, bleaching of discoloured teeth, desensitization and treatment of some soft tissue infections. Treating patients with ozone cuts off the treatment time with a great deal of difference, it eliminates the bacterial count more precisely and moreover, completely painlessly, hence, increasing the patients’ acceptability and compliance.

Key words: Ozone, Oxygen, Dentistry.



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