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When one of my patients first saw the apparatus for ozonating water in our office, he asked me, “What is that setup, Dr. Frankenstein? I have to admit, when you first see the equipment, it looks like a science lab and I feel like a mad scientist. But oxygen and ozone have become an essential part of state-of-the-art dental care.
Biomimetic Dentistry is dentistry which “mimics” nature. In other words, it is dentistry which restores teeth to as close as they were naturally. Biomimetic dentistry restores a tooth conservatively with materials and techniques that mimic what nature intended, avoiding root canal and loss of teeth issues.
What can you do?
a. Go to your dentist once every 6 months. Dental exam and x-rays are the best way to diagnose cavities.
b. Look out for simple symptoms that can be an indication of problems starting. For example: discoloration of your tooth, sensitivity to sweets and cold and in worse case, piece of tooth breaking off.
c. If a dentist tells you that you have a cavity, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Once you have a full blown cavity, it cannot be reversed, so might as well get it treated. However, viagra online pharmacy you are always entitled to a second opinion.
With all the advances in preventive dentistry, it shocks me that so many people still get cavities. If the damage continues, they end up with root canal; if the damage gets worse and the teeth cannot be saved, they must be removed and replaced by implants.
In over 30 years of studying this in my own patients, I have found that a few simple habits could have prevented 80 percent of the damage.
Isaac came in after a ski accident with his front tooth broken right into the nerve. We did a Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) instead of a root canal and bonded his tooth. He looks great, the tooth is comfortable and strong.
Joseph came in with a deep hole in his wisdom tooth that reached the nerve. He didn’t want to remove his wisdom tooth. We did a Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) instead of taking the tooth out. When we spoke to him the next day he told us, “I feel great, I saved my tooth and I saved money!”
The Dynamic Duo
When one of my patients first saw my setup for ozonating the water in our office he asked me, “What is that setup, Dr. Frankenstein?”. I have to admit when you first see the set up it looks like a science lab and I feel like a mad scientist. But oxygen and ozone have become an essential part of state-of-the-art dental care. We use oxygen and ozone to kill bacteria, freshen bad breath, heal infected gums, treat deep cavities, whiten teeth, and avoid root canals.
Ozone Therapy is Safest Known Therapy
Ozone has been found to be an extremely safe medical therapy, free from side effects. In a 1980 study done by the German Medical Society for Ozone Therapy, 644 therapists were polled regarding their 384,775 patients, comprising a total of 5,579,238 ozone treatments administered. There were only 40 cases of side effects noted out of this number which represents the incredibly low rate of .000007%, and only four fatalities. Ozone has thus proven to be the safest medical therapy ever devised.
Written April 26, 2010
By Dr. Marvin for more info visit his website
In the past few months we have received several questions about ozone therapy for dental problems. A few patients have even installed ozonators in their homes to help with various medical conditions.
While I can’t speak of ozone in other medical fields, ozone therapy in dentistry is coming of age. It is used to disinfect teeth with cavities and is used to disinfect the root canal prior to filling it. While their is promising research to suggest it works, the difficult question http://www.anppcanug.org/online/ is how long will the tooth or root canal stay disinfected.