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Good News About Cavities

So, your dentist tells you that you have a cavity. Normally, you would cringe, get a shot of Novocain, followed by the familiar whirl of the drill, and finally, a filling is placed on the amputated section of your tooth. How about this as an alternative? Your dentist gives you a few seconds of painless ozone therapy on the tooth and bathes it in a remineralising fluid that prevents decay from making an appearance in that area the future. It sounds like an episode on Star Trek, but ozone is 21st century dentistry and is challenging traditional methods of caries treatment.

Will the dental drill become a thing of the past? Dr. Chris Kammer, the first user of dental ozone therapy in the United States, says the reversal of tooth decay is a major dental breakthrough, Ozone technology is on track to replace traditional filling methods with simple painless and quick procedures that are completed in seconds. That's right no shots, no drilling, no pain.

It's OZONE and its the biggest advance in dentistry since Novocain.

Ozone or (O3) has been used for years as a common water and air purifier in cities worldwide. Ozone gas kills bacteria. Dental ozone therapy is brand new idea that uses ozone gas to kill bacteria deep within the tubules of teeth, the same bacteria that cause tooth decay and cavities in the first place. This process also alters the environment of the tooth so that bacteria can not rear its ugly head in the treated area ever again, ozone therapy is essentially the reversal of tooth decay. It works by fitting an airtight cap over the affected tooth to send brief intervals of ozone gas through a tube directly to the affected tooth. Following the painless ozone treatment, a special substance is placed on the tooth to allow remilitarization. Or, the patient can opt for a more cosmetic application of a traditional bonding to cover the treated area. There are obvious benefits of this alternative treatment such as painless fix for the cavity, shorter chair time, and the inhibition of future decay in the treated area. In addition, this alternative therapy allows the tooth to stay totally intact as opposed to the traditional; a mutation method currently used to treat carious lesions or cavities.

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