While it may sound like science fiction, Dr. Langellier is able to use ozone to reverse early tooth decay. He may also recommend ozone therapy to treat periodontal disease and other conditions.
In other words, Dr. Langellier offers ozone therapy to help you maintain a healthy smile free of decay.
Here's what else you need to know about.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Nature always wants to exert as little energy as possible. That's why the O3 molecule is so unstable. It's trying to get rid of its extra oxygen so it can become a stable 02 molecule.
If that scientific explanation went over your head, here's another way of looking at it. Since the 03 molecule is so unstable, it creates a powerful chemical reaction. This reaction pushes oxygen beneath the surface of your tooth and stops decay.
Ozone also remineralizes and strengthens the tooth so it's more resistant to cavities.
Our dentist may recommend ozone therapy for:
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth decay
- Root Canals
- Sensitive teeth
- Canker sores
- Cold sores
How Does Ozone Therapy Work?
Dental plaque is an invisible film of bacteria that lives inside your mouth. As it consumes sugar, it produces an acid that attacks your teeth and gums. Once the surface beneath your tooth turns acidic, it can start to decay.
The good news is that ozone kills the bad bacteria and neutralizes the acid. Ozone then creates a new microbiome that allows healthier bacteria to replace the plaque. It also allows minerals to flow back into the tooth. This remineralizes and strengthens the tooth, reversing decay.
Request an Appointment With Bowtie Dental
Dr. Langellier is an experienced family dentist in Wyoming, MI. As such, he would be more than happy to help you explore your treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Langellier, call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003.