The root canal is an essential part of our tooth. Yes, you have read that correctly! It is not just a term for dental treatment but part of a tooth. The root canal contains the blood vessels, nerve tissues, and other cells that together form the pulp. The pulp is responsible for nourishing the tooth, providing it essential moisture. The pulp extends from the tip of the roots up to the crown of the tooth. The pulp is also essential during a tooth’s development and growth. Also, when the nerve inside the pulp sense cold and hot temperatures, it sends an alarm, which is popularly known as ‘pain.’

In the medical term, on the other hand, root canal means “inside the tooth.” It is a type of dental treatment that removes bacteria from the infected root canal. Moreover, when the infected or inflamed pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth will then carefully disinfected, cleaned, filled, then sealed.

Signs that your tooth needs a root canal treatment.

  • Intolerable pain while biting or chewing
  • Inflamed gums
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to cold or hot
  • Swollen gums
  • Darkening of the gums or deep decay

While an endodontic treatment is the most common procedure in treating root canal, there is an alternative yet also an effective way to save your tooth. Ozone therapy is becoming a new way of treating root canal infections. This type of procedure is usually done by biological or holistic dentists.

How does a biological/holistic dentist treat the root canal?

There are lots of dental innovations that keep on popping up almost every day to make treating every tooth problem easier. And as we have mentioned above, one of these innovations is the Ozone therapy, and it is said that the procedure is more effective than any other biological root canal treatments and procedures.

How does this Ozone therapy work, and why should you invest in it?

While Ozone therapy has already been around for a while, it’s just now that it starts becoming popular in the dental community. Ozone is a gas that usually contains three oxygen molecules. It was first discovered in the mid 19th century, and researchers found out that this particular element can significantly improve the way our human body used oxygen. With this, it helps the body to increased immune function, thus making it better in fighting infectious agents such as viruses, bacterias, fungus, yeast, and protozoa. Not to mention also that ozone has anti-inflammatory properties. And due to this discovery, a lot of medical professionals, especially the Bioregulatory Dentist, have used ozone, not just to treat root canal but as well as infected wounds and other kinds of infections.

Furthermore, when compared to traditional endodontic treatment, Ozone therapy is considered a non-toxic solution and a natural way of treating root canal and other dental issues. It can even prevent further problems in the future after the procedure, like recurrent decay.

Ozone therapy: root canal prevention

Not only Ozone therapy can be used to treat root canal infection, but it can also be used to prevent it. Whenever you have tooth decay, a traditional dentist will clean the tooth and prepares it for a filing procedure. However, there still a high chance that the bacteria that caused the decay has not been completely removed. If it hasn’t, it will only fester on the new filing, which leads to new tooth decay. If the new decay reached the tooth pulp, the dentist has no other option but to perform a root canal procedure.

On the other hand, a Bioregulatory Dentist will do Ozone therapy before placing the filling after the removal of the tooth decay. The process will ensure that all the bacteria and even viruses are completely destroyed and prevent the need for a root canal treatment down the road.

Moreover, Ozone therapy can also be used during the root canal procedure. After the pulp has been cleaned and removed, Ozone therapy can be done before proceeding to the main root canal procedure to further increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Benefits of Ozone therapy treatment

Ozone therapy is also an excellent alternative in treating minors to average tooth decay. And since the procedure is not invasive and no drilling is needed, there will be no discomfort that will be felt during the treatment making it perfect for people who have anxiety. According to research, a tooth that undergoes Ozone therapy heals faster and stronger.

Another notable benefit of having Ozone therapy is recovery time. Since the procedure is noninvasive (no drilling, no need for topical numbing, no pain medications), the patient can comfortably return to their daily routine.

Biological dentistry or Holistic dentistry has been around for years, and they offer an excellent alternative in taking care of your teeth. Make sure to try them once you need some dental care.

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