When you hear “ozone,” the first thing that may come to mind is the ozone layer of the atmosphere. Ozone, however, is not only present in the atmosphere and is actually a gas much like oxygen with a slightly different molecular structure. Because of its unique properties, some doctors and dentists have sought to find applications for ozone in the fields of medicine and dentistry.
Q: What is ozone + UBI therapy?
Ozone has been used in medicine since its discovery in the 1950’s for sterilization purposes and UBI (ultraviolet blood irradiation) therapy has been around even longer as a medical treatment before antibiotics were used. In dentistry, ozone therapy and UBI therapy are considered effective treatments by some dentists, especially when used together because they are known to eliminate bad cells while strengthening good cells
Q: What can this therapy be used for?
Ozone and UBI therapy have many practical applications in dentistry for eliminating bad cells and infections. For example, one of the best uses for this therapy is in treating gum disease since it can work to kill diseased tissue. It can also be used as an alternative treatment for cavities and root canal infections, even those that have occurred after another root canal treatment.
Q: What are the benefits of ozone + UBI therapy?
One of the major benefits of ozone and UBI therapy is that because it is not a drug and does not use any metals or other materials that patients may have an allergic reaction to. This means that this treatment can be used for nearly anybody. Ozone therapy is also not as invasive as most other treatments and has the unique benefit of leaving healthy tissue structures unharmed.
If you are interested in finding out more about the many uses and benefits of ozone and UBI therapy in your dental care, a dentist near you offers this unique treatment and can tell you more.