Suffering from sensitive teeth? Ozone therapy might help
Most people experience the occasional painful sensation when eating or drinking food or drink that is either extremely hot or cold. This can be especially true if you have a new filling. When it becomes a chronic problem, however, you may have sensitive teeth. If you constantly get that shock of pain or tingling with every sip of coffee or bite of ice cream, read on, because Carroll County dentist, Dr Gary Imm may be able to help with a treatment called Ozone therapy.
What is Ozone therapy?
Ozone therapy is a healing gas comprised of three oxygen molecules. The oxidant is infused and absorbed directly into your gums, allowing the benefits to go where they are most needed. This minimally invasive therapy helps in several other ways too:
- Used as a gas, Ozone therapy is very successful at getting below the surface and infiltrating harmful bacteria found in gum tissue. This helps to prevent or treat gum disease and also reduces the risk of infection for common dental procedures, like root canals
- It increases blood flow to your gums, so the healing process is faster
- Ozone therapy speeds up teeth whitening sessions, so your teeth are brighter faster
- It helps to prevent cavities, because it permeates deep into the gum and hard-to-reach areas of your teeth making them stronger and healthier than before
How does this help sensitive teeth?
Sensitive teeth are often caused by unhealthy gums, and in turn, this may lead to an exposed tooth root or nerve. As Ozone therapy heals your gums and returns them to a healthier state, it also reduces or eliminates the sensitivity of your teeth. This therapy is also useful when the protective enamel tooth structure has been compromised. By infusing that area with an Ozone treatment, the sensitivity of that tooth is effectively eliminated.
Where can you learn more?
If you are looking for a Carroll County dentist to care for your sensitive teeth, contact Dr. Gary Imm of All Smiles Care. Dr. Imm and his team of dental professionals are committed to providing high quality dental care, ensuring you and your family can enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Schedule your consultation today to find out if Ozone therapy is right for you.