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What is Ozone?
**For more information please refer to the textbook: Velio Bocci, MD, in his book, "OZONE: A NEW MEDICAL DRUG" and www.ozonefordentisry.com

What is ozone? Ozone is created by an energetic reaction that results in an oxygen molecule (O2) being split into singlet oxygen (O1). A single oxygen then combines with a diatomic oxygen (O2) forming ozone (O3). This singlet free radical can break off, and act as a potent anti-oxidant throughout the body. Simply stated, it acts as an anti-oxidant by oxidizing diseased tissue as well as targeting harmful bacteria, amoebas, protozoans, spirochetes, parasites, fungus, viruses and even prions. This includes common pathogens, such as herpes,pappillomas, and influenza. To date, ozone is the only therapy that has been shown to kill prions. Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Parasites have little or no antioxidant enzymes in their cell membranes. This makes them vulnerable to oxidants. An oxidant will destroy the cell membrane of the pathogen resulting in a disinfecting or sterilizing effect. Ozonated solutions display a cleansing effect and act as a powerful disinfectant, which kills even antibiotic-resistant or anaerobic bacteria.

Is Ozone toxic?
To reiterate, OZONE IS A STRONG OXIDANT! Because of this extreme oxidant capacity, good ozone hygiene is required. Correctly scavenging the excess ozone gas and preventing it from escaping into the office environment is essential. This aspect is critical because the membranes of the eyes and lungs are very weakly protected by antioxidant enzymes. These are the only tissues that require protection from the dosage levels that are used in Dental ozone protocols.

The term ozone is typically associated with our atmosphere. The ozone layer deflects harmful UV rays from the sun. However, in the atmosphere, pure ozone is contaminated with nitrogen oxides (NOx) and chlorine derived from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which can bind to the ozone creating more harmful gases, typically known as SMOG. Ozone in its purest form can also be too saturated and therefore toxic. However, ozone generating units have an imbedded free ozone destructor, which allows for safe use in the office. The ozone-therapist must have an ozone generator that is safe, atoxic, and reproducible. The concept valid for any molecule is that it is the right dose that differentiates between a therapeutic and a toxic agent.

How is Ozone used in Medicine?
Ozone was first discovered in the 1800's. The first medical application seems to have been the use of ozone for treating gaseous, post-traumatic gangrene in German soldiers during the 1st world war. Ozone is used in treatment as ozonated water, ozonated oil, and ozone gas, all of which act as potent disinfectants and enhance healing by stimulating cell proliferation. Ozone, being a potent oxidant, REACTS IMMEDIATELY with a number of molecules present in biological fluids, namely antioxidants, proteins, carbohydrates and, preferentially, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The mixture of ozone with these PUFAs creates an effect called Lipid peroxidation, which creates a cascade of lasting effects throughout the body.

What are other benefits of Ozone use in the dental office?
In addition to its uses in the body, the use of ozonated water also has the added benefit of killing all biofilm in the water lines in the dental office, in effect, making them sterile. Biofilms are a complex aggregation of structurally and genetically diverse microorganisms growing on a solid surface. Biofilms are found in dental plaque, carious lesions, periodontitis, dental waterlines, etc. Many harmful bacteria can colonize dental water lines, as this is a tremendous added benefit. There are many reported cases of nosocomial (secondary) infections that can come from infected dental water lines.

 



 
 

 

Moonlight Beach Dental
345 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite E
Encinitas, CA 92024
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