Ozone Dentistry

Byung Sun Yoo, DDS

Comprehensive Family Dentistry & General Dentistry located in San Diego, CA

Ozone therapy is an innovative dental treatment that can promote healthy tissues by eliminating oral bacteria. Dr. Yoo offers ozone dentistry at his state-of-the-art practice, Dr. Byung Sun Yoo, DDS, in San Diego, California office. With multiple uses for periodontal disease, tooth decay, and chronic dental pain, ozone treatments can accelerate healing and promote a healthier smile. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is ozone dentistry?

Ozone therapy is a noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment using ozone gas, oil, or water to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. With wound-healing and antibacterial properties, ozone can complement many dental treatments. Dr. Yoo may recommend ozone dentistry if you have a recurrent bacterial infection or virus that threatens your oral health.

What are the uses of ozone dentistry?

Common uses for ozone therapy in dentistry include:

Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection that affects your tooth-supporting tissues. Caused by a buildup of a sticky bacteria called plaque, periodontal disease eats away at your gums and jawbone. Ozone treatment can help kill plaque and prevent new bacteria from collecting beneath your gum line.

Tooth decay (cavities)

Ozone therapy destroys the germs in plaque that cause tooth decay and the biomolecules it leaves behind. This process prevents the biomolecules from populating and creating new bacteria.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

TMJ affects the temporomandibular joints that connect your jawbone and skull. If either of these joints becomes damaged or inflamed, they can cause chronic jaw pain. Studies show that ozone injections may be more effective at treating TMJ pain than medications.

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy treats infected pulp, which occurs when bacteria reach the tooth’s center. While removing the pulp can eliminate pain and preserve the tooth, many people experience reinfection from populating bacteria. Ozone can effectively destroy any trace of bacteria to protect against reinfection.

Perioral herpetic infections

Perioral herpetic infections cause lesions to appear around the mouth. These sores can lead to pain and discomfort. Ozone targets the lesion-causing bacteria to accelerate healing. Studies show that 25% of perioral herpetic infections treated with ozone do not reoccur. 

Ozone dentistry is available in multiple delivery methods, including gas and injections. Dr. Yoo performs a comprehensive dental exam to determine which is best for your needs.

What are the benefits of ozone dentistry?

Ozone dentistry offers several benefits, including:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents bacteria from recurring 
  • Accelerates healing
  • Offers long-lasting protection

Ozone dentistry effectively treats decay, dental infections, and other oral health concerns without surgery or downtime. 

Call the practice of Dr. Byung Sun Yoo, DDS, to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.