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J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2011 Jul;2(2):151-3. doi: 10.4103/0976-9668.92318.

Ozone therapy in dentistry: A strategic review.

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Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Rural Dental College - Loni, Tehsil - Rahata, District - Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

THE ORAL CAVITY APPEARS AS AN OPEN ECOSYSTEM, WITH A DYNAMIC BALANCE BETWEEN THE ENTRANCE OF MICROORGANISMS, COLONIZATION MODALITIES, AND HOST DEFENSES AIMED TO THEIR REMOVAL: To avoid elimination, bacteria need to adhere to either hard dental surfaces or epithelial surfaces. The oral biofilm formation and development, and the inside selection of specific microorganisms have been correlated with the most common oral pathologies, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, and peri-implantitis. The mechanical removal of the biofilm and adjunctive use of antibiotic disinfectants or various antibiotics have been the conventional methods for periodontal therapy. Ozone (O3) is a triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms, and its application in medicine and dentistry has been indicated for the treatment of 260 different pathologies. The ozone therapy has been more beneficial than present conventional therapeutic modalities that follow a minimally invasive and conservative application to dental treatment. The exposition of molecular mechanisms of ozone further benefits practical function in dentistry.

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Biofilm; dental; ozone

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