Ozone Treatment

Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC

Endodontics located in New York, NY

Sensitive teeth can stop you from enjoying the foods and drinks you love. At Compassionate Endodontics New York/NYC, located in the Midtown West area of New York City, Steven D. Kaplan, DMD, offers ozone treatment for patients with tooth sensitivity. Ozone treatment gently targets bacteria to minimize sensitivity and prevent the spread of infection. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about ozone treatment.

Ozone Treatment Q & A

What is ozone treatment?

Ozone treatment uses an odorless, colorless gas to eliminate bacteria in your mouth. Once administered, ozone gas gravitates toward infected and inflamed tissue. Bacteria tend to multiply and spread in acidic environments, but ozone neutralizes the pH in your mouth and prevents decay from progressing.

Why might I need ozone treatment?

Ozone treatment can help reduce your need for root canal therapy if you have:

Tooth decay

Tooth decay occurs when plaque, a sticky form of bacteria, accumulates on your teeth. As plaque clings to your teeth, it releases toxins that eat away at your protective enamel. Ozone treatment helps destroy cavity-causing bacteria to prevent decay. Dr. Kaplan may recommend ozone treatment if you have a mild cavity.

Periodontal disease

Plaque can also cause periodontal disease, an infection of your gums. Ozone treatment stops bacteria from multiplying to prevent inflammation.

Root canal treatment

Ozone treatment can also help eliminate bacteria during a root canal. Dr. Kaplan may use ozone to target bacteria while performing your procedure. During a root canal, he removes damaged pulp in the center of your tooth. 

To eliminate bacteria and prevent infection, Dr. Kaplan may apply ozone gas or water before replacing the pulp with biocompatible gutta-percha. Ozone treatment may help reduce your need for retreatment.

What can I expect from ozone treatment?

Ozone treatments are quick, painless, and require no preparation. When you arrive at Compassionate Endodontics, you can relax in the dental chair while Dr. Kaplan turns on the ozone generator.

Dr. Kaplan then applies ozone gas or ozone water to your treatment area. After a few minutes, ozone breaks down harmful bacteria, leaving your healthy tissue untouched.

What are the benefits of ozone treatment?

Ozone treatment is a non-invasive, medication-free therapy that minimizes bacteria and prevents decay. The treatment is safe and comfortable, ideal for patients with dental anxiety over drills. The most popular benefits of ozone treatment include that it:

  • Eliminates bacteria
  • Treats mild tooth decay
  • Remineralizes tooth enamel
  • Reduces gum inflammation
  • Minimizes tooth sensitivity
  • Works quickly

Call the Midtown West office of Compassionate Endodontics New York/NYC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about ozone treatment.