Ozone Therapy is a medical therapy that has been used worldwide for over 50 years with dramatic success and safety.
Ozone is a chemical compound consisting of 3 atoms of oxygen. A medical-grade ozone generator is used to convert O2 into O3, (oxygen into ozone.) The resulting substance has the chemical composition of 0.25 parts of ozone to 99.75 parts of oxygen. At this low concentration, ozone is an incredibly powerful oxidizer, and effectively kills bacteria, fungus, viruses, and parasites with virtually no toxic side effects.
The one thing that all pathogens (bad bacteria / fungus / viruses) have in common is their weak cell membranes. The ozone works by punching a hole in the membrane, thus resulting in the organism’s death. Ozone is therefore very selective, and only targets the “bad bugs” while preserving the normal flora present in every healthy mouth.
Once ozone is created, it can be used in a liquid form (ozonated water) or gas form. When ozone gas is filtered through oils, it forms a thick clear ointment that can be applied topically (ozonated oils).
At our office, we utilize ozonated water in our dental water units, we insufflate teeth with ozone gas prior to placing dental restorations, we inject ozone gas during surgical procedures to help with healing, and we have ozonated oils for sale in the form of ozonated coconut oil and ozonated jojoba oil.