Can Ozone Treatment Really Fight Gum Disease?

Fighting periodontal (gum) disease isn’t just about attacking the harmful oral bacteria that cause it. It’s also about preserving and protecting the healthy periodontal tissue that has not yet been affected by the disease. For optimal results, Dr. Kania often employs a variety of minimally invasive and holistic periodontal treatment, including ozone therapy for better periodontal health. Because the treatment targets oral bacteria with nothing more than oxygen, it can simultaneously fight your periodontal disease and save the tissue that is still healthy.

How Ozone Therapy Works

There are over 600 different identifiable types of oral bacteria. The especially harmful ones (i.e., those that cause periodontal disease) or anaerobic, meaning they thrive when there’s little or no oxygen around. Ozone therapy involves the introduction of oxygen to safely and effectively eradicate these harmful microbes. Because the process is minimally invasive, Dr. Kania can more easily and successfully restore any tissues that have already been damaged.

Why It Works for Periodontal Health

Periodontal disease develops when oral bacteria work their way underneath your gums, making it harder for your toothbrush and floss (or traditional dental cleaning tools) to reach them. For this reason, periodontal cleaning and maintenance can often be more complex than traditional dental cleaning. The use of ozone therapy helps simplify much of the process and ensure the successful removal of bacteria from under your gums to improve your chances of preventing or fighting back against periodontal disease.

Ask Dr. Kania About Ozone Periodontal Treatment

As part of a more holistic and natural approach to maintaining your periodontal health, ozone treatment can provide a comfortable, minimally invasive way to effectively combat gum disease-causing oral bacteria. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.