A Guide to HealOzone

For many people, the dental drill is an object of paralysing fear. Many of us associate it with pain from childhood, when our teeth are vulnerable and too many sweets can easily cause decay and cavities. Often, even the sound of the drill is enough to send shivers down the spine. If you’ve ever sat in a dental waiting room, listening to the sound of a drill being used and wondering what’s in store for you, then you’ll understand exactly what we mean.

So how do you reduce the chance of your dentist needing to drill your teeth. For the most part, the equation is pretty simple: if you can avoid getting tooth decay, you can usually avoid any drilling work.

On an everyday basis, that means ensuring that we look after our teeth properly. Regular brushing and flossing will help to remove plaque. And while it may sound paradoxical, the more often you visit your dentist, the less likely you are to need serious treatment.

However, no matter how conscientiously we look after our teeth, sometimes we can still get cavities forming. In these cases, the dental drill was inevitable. Now, however, there is an alternative for dentists to turn to. It’s a treatment called HealOzone and it removes dental decay without the need for any drilling.

Sounds good so far, doesn’t it? To understand how HealOzone works, we first of all need to understand a little bit more about how dental decay forms.

Our mouth is full of millions of different types of bacteria. During the day, the bacteria becomes attached to our teeth – along with other debris such as little bits of food. Together, this sticks to our teeth and forms plaque.

Plaque is usually removed through brushing and flossing every day. However, if plaque remains on the teeth, it can cause decay. This happens because the bacteria in the plaque reacts with sugars in the food we eat and produces acid. This acid erodes the enamel on our teeth and, ultimately, causes cavities to form.

In the past, the only way to remove the tooth decay in and around the cavities in our teeth was to drill it out. HealOzone now offers a viable alternative. HealOzone is based around the idea that ozone naturally destroys bacteria whenever it comes into contact with it. It therefore works on the bacteria on our teeth in the same way.

By destroying the bacteria on our teeth, HealOzone removes the existing decay and removes the potential for cavities to develop.

The benefits of HealOzone for the patient are therefore clear. Firstly, HealOzone makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay. It removes bacteria and also adds minerals to the tooth which help to keep the enamel healthy – and of course, the enamel is the first line of defence against the bacteria which damages our teeth.

Secondly, HealOzone is a painless procedure. It is appled to the affected or decayed tooth for a period of about half a minute. During this time, the ozone kills the bacteria so the patient does not required any injections or drilling.

HealOzone is a useful treatment for dentists to recommend in a number of situations. It is useful for arresting decay in young children. It can also be used to remove root decay or deep decay. It is important to note that the ozone in HealOzone is entirely safe for both children and adults.

Because HealOzone removes decay and strengthens to the tooth without causing any pain, it is being increasingly used in ‘gentle dentistry’. This is a type of dentistry which specialises in treating individual with high anxiety levels or a dental phobia. It brings together a wide variety of pain-free treatments and techniques, with the latest technology and dental environments, to create a more reassuring customer experience.

Finally, while HealOzone may represent a breakthrough in treating decay, patients must also remember that treating the decay does not mean that the cavity has been removed. Therefore, if the decay is a severe case and the tooth has sustained significant damage, further treatment may be required. This could involve a cavity filling or a crown if the tooth is split or fractured.

The key to the success of HealOzone, therefore, is catching the decay as early as possible so that you can avoid further, painful dental work. Therefore, visiting your dentist regularly is important, so that small cavities or instances of decay can be spotted and dealt with quickly – before they develop into something more serious.