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Prague Med Rep. 2008;109(1):5-13.

Ozone and its usage in general medicine and dentistry. A review article.

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Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine, Department of Stomatology, Prague, Czech Republic.


Ozone, an allotropic form of oxygen, is successfully used in the treatment of different diseases for more than a hundred years. It is highly valued for various effects, such as antimicrobial, antihypoxic, analgesic, immunostimulating etc. on biological systems. These mechanisms of action supported with a lot of case reports and scientific studies allow using it in different fields of medicine. This review of literature is another attempt to summarize different modalities of ozone application in dentistry. Further studies are necessary to standardize indications and treatment protocols of this promising medical agent.

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