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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 549-552

Ozone therapy: A new horizon in preventive dentistry


Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Medicity, Perumthuruthy, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

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Benley George
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Medicity, Perumthuruthy, Tiruvalla, Kerala
India
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With the emergence of a new era in dentistry, ozone therapy has been established as a safe andeffective method for preventing and treating dental caries. Unlike conventional methods, which are highlyinvasive, this novel treatment approach promotes caries reversal and the remineralization of teeth withoutdamaging their structure. The goal of treating carious lesions with ozone is to reduce the causativemicrobiota and contributing risk factors, to halt the caries process and to stimulate remineralization, andthis goal is achieved markedly. Ozone began with its application in medical field and currently is acornerstone in dental care. The strong oxidizing ability of ozone has lead to its widespread application indentistry.


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