Medical oxygen/ozone is a mixture
of the purest, (medical grade), oxygen and the purest ozone.
Concentration of the mixture varies – 0.05% to 5%
ozone, depending on the application.
Ozone therapy raises the
oxygen levels in the body. It can have both a local and
systemic affect. It has the ability to kill bacteria, viruses,
fungi and parasites. The ozone molecules attack the cell
membrane, oxidize, rupture and kill the cell. Ozone will
not have this affect on healthy cells because their cell
membranes have antioxidants - and can not enter. Ozone help
the body make its’ own anti-oxidants.
Lack of oxygen in the tissues
is the fundamental cause of all degenerative diseases. When
oxygen/ozone is administered at low concentrations, the
body re-activates the immune system. Ozone stimulates circulation,
blood and lymph, making it valuable in revitalizing function.
A positive effect a person
should be aware of is a healing crisis, which is when the
body naturally attempts to rid itself of toxins trapped
in the body. These toxins, which are broken down and released
by ozone treatment, can produce flu-like symptoms for up
to three days. Drinking adequate amounts of pure water,
getting quality nutrition and rest usually decreases the
severity of symptoms.
Forms of application in dentistry include:
~ infusion into infected
jaw bone, (cavitation)
~ infusion into the temporomandibular joint for the treatment
of pain and inflammation
~ during new root canal therapy to disinfect the involved
~ infusion of a chronically infected root canal, (previous
~ adjunctive therapy with the use of Ozonated Olive Oil
for periodontal disease.
~ treatment of infected gums and periodontal pockets.
For further information
on ozone and bio-oxidative therapies: Oxygen/Ozone
Applications in Dentistry
Robert E. Harris, Jr. DMD, NMD, Doctor of Integrative Medicine,
Associate Professor, Capital University of Integrative Medicine,
Private Practice, Dental Orthopedics and Orthodontics, TMD
and Dental Sleep Medicine, and Naturopathic Medicine. email@example.com