Ozone therapy is a revolutionary alternative to traditional, more invasive treatment of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. In our office, Dr. Stender uses the CMU3 Ozone Therapy System. Therapy with the CMU3 unit is a simple, quick, non-invasive and completely pain-free procedure. That eliminates the need for injections and drilling into healthy sensitive tooth structure.
Elimination of bacteria, fungi and viruses with ozone has been safely used for decades in water purification plants, the food and beverage industry and in hospitals. Ozone therapy has been used for some time now by the medical profession to sterilize operating rooms, treat a variety of diseases and to accelerate wound-healing. Since ozone is deadly to bacteria, fungi and viruses, it is one of the most powerful and effective agents to use on microorganisms.
Up until ozone therapy was introduced to dentistry, the only way to eradicate decay causing bacteria from teeth was by removing the infected tooth structure with drills, air abrasion or lasers. Now, in the early stages of tooth decay, the CMU3 Ozone Therapy System can be utilized without anesthetic, removal of tooth structure or discomfort.
Cavities develop as the environment below the enamel surface of the tooth becomes acidic. Ozone eradicates the acid-making bacteria and neutralizes their acidic waste. The new environment that occurs following this bio-chemical change allows minerals to flow back into the tooth, hardening and reversing the effects of decay.
This revolutionary therapy eliminates bacteria with a burst of ozone, an allotrope of oxygen, made by the CMU3 Therapy System. The system consists of an ozone generator and a hand piece fitted with a unique application tip which is connected to the CMU3 unit by a delivery and scavenger hose. In just 60 seconds, ozone gas is applied to the infected tooth to eliminate bacteria and cavity-causing agents.
In addition to treating tooth decay and early stage periodontal disease, the CMU3 unit can be used in treating canker sores, herpetic lesions, abscesses and other forms of oral disease and wounds. Controlled ozone application has been found to be extremely safe and completely free from side effects – far freer than most medications, including antibiotics.