Ozone/Prolozone

What is Ozone?

It is made of 3 atoms of oxygen (O3). Oxygen we breathe is made of 2 atoms of oxygen (O2). Ozone is made by splitting O2 molecules and reforming in O3. Hence why it is sometimes referred to as activated oxygen.

Why Use Ozone?

Ozone is a powerful oxidizer and kills bacteria, fungus, parasites, and viruses without building a resistance, unlike antibiotic medications. Bacteria and viruses are able to mutate and form a resistance, or become immune to many medications like penicillin. However, it is not possible for bacteria and viruses to build a resistance or be immune to ozone because the bacteria and viruses have little to no antioxidant enzymes. Our body has antioxidants which protect the healthy cells from being oxidized (burned up) by ozone. Therefore it a great disinfectant and antimicrobial. Researchers in 2003 demonstrated the human body makes ozone {” Lerner and Wentworth demonstrated that antibodies are able to produce ozone and other chemical oxidants when they are fed a reactive form of oxygen called singlet oxygen. …., Lerner, Wentworth, and Babior demonstrated that the oxidants produced by antibodies can destroy bacteria by poking holes in their cell walls.” From reference https://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2003/022703.html}

Dental procedures we can use ozone for:

  • reversal of numbing
  • periodontics
  • endodontics
  • fillings
  • nasal insufflation
  • ear insufflation
  • ozone trays for teeth remineralization
  • for bleaching sensitive teeth
  • decreasing/eliminating tooth sensitivity
  • using ozone oils to heal around implants and soft tissue.

Why Use Prolozone?

Prolozone is a healing injection technique that promotes the body to heal itself. It does this by using activated oxygen in gas form which consists of Ozone (1-3%) & Oxygen (97% -99%) , procaine and may use other minerals or vitamins. By providing the body with these nutrients it allows and helps the cell membranes to heal, improving circulation to the area, reducing inflammation & swelling while promoting stem cells and blast cells This helps reduce & eliminate pain and can tighten loose ligaments. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need 3-6 treatments

Dental procedures use Prolozone for:

  • TMJ/TMD
  • Jaw muscle/face pain
  • sinus pressure/infections
  • headaches
  • dental infections