Diagnosing and Treating Infections with Dental Ozone to Support Healing
At Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT in Carlsbad, California, we have developed considerable expertise in detecting and resolving conditions not limited to hidden infections and infected root canals.
Oral infections may be characterized as “hidden” when they are trapped in places such as underneath crowns, jaw recesses or cavities, tooth sockets, and root canals. These infections can be difficult to pinpoint because they may be “silent.” Individuals’ mouths feel fine, despite infections lurking undetected, which can become worse over time and contribute to chronic illnesses without proper treatment.
If detected with cutting-edge diagnostics, infections may be abated by using dental ozone treatment. Ozone is among the wide array of biological and holistic treatment protocols available at our office. It presents a particularly powerful treatment modality, which Dr. Fallah is uniquely qualified to provide.
He is a published author and authority in the safe delivery of oxygen treatment across a range of dental applications. Furthermore, our practice has used ozone extensively. Dr. Fallah has prevented hundreds of root canal treatments using dental ozone. These patients formerly presented with deep areas of decay, or cavities, that were very close to the pulp or inner tissues of the teeth. For these and other patients, we have used ozone gas to oxidize and eliminate microorganisms present in the deep cavity or decayed tooth structure.
We can repeat the process until all of the microbial elements of the decayed teeth have been destroyed. The tooth is then preserved by sealing off the sterilized dentinal tubules. Dr. Fallah has found that, as long as the pulp has not sustained necrosis or tissue death, this approach is sufficient to restore the vitality of the affected tooth.
As a proven antimicrobial and immune modulator, ozone is especially useful in the dental world to:
- Clean up harmful microorganisms following the extraction of teeth.
- Support smooth and comfortable healing, recovery, and bone regeneration when combined with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) technology.
- Treat symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs), of which infection and inflammation contribute by adversely affecting the trigeminal system [we use prolozone therapy or an injection of ozone to treat TMJs and surrounding structures].
- Treat gum or periodontal disease in combination with traditional techniques, such as deep cleaning (scaling), laser dentistry, and other antimicrobial regimens.
Dr. Fallah approaches evaluating and treating individuals from a holistic or broad perspective. So, naturally, treatment outcomes are maximized by addressing the cause of their symptoms or problems. We get maximum results by addressing those causative factors when microorganisms are found to be part of the “pathogenicity” responsible for patients’ oral health issues. Ozone is one of the exceptional tools that we have to suppress disease-causing microorganisms. In doing so, we effectively improve healing.
In fact, Dr. Fallah is so confident in the track record and capacity of dental ozone to heal that he has successfully administered it to his mother, wife, and daughter – with fantastic results!
Experience ozone and our many clinically proven and safe methods to unlock your healthiest smile and self. Call (760) 730-1600 to schedule an appointment at our office in Carlsbad, CA.Back to Biological Holistic Dentistry Page