RESEARCH ARTICLE


Ozone- A Biological Therapy in Dentistry- Reality or Myth?????



Saraswathi V. Naik1, *, Rajeshwari K2, Shivani Kohli3, Sayyad Zohabhasan4, Shekhar Bhatia5
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, MAHSA University, Kaula lumpur, Malaysia
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vyedhi Institue of Dental Sciences and Research, Bangalore, India
5 International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Abstract

The usage of ozone in dentistry has been proposed because of its antimicrobial, disinfectant, biocompatibility and healing properties. In the last decade a number of therapeutic protocols with ozone have been developed to address common dental infections associated with periodontal disease, RCT and caries. Despite these advantages, therapeutic ozone’s application in dentistry is limited because of its possible side effects. Hence, dental practitioners need to know the proper usage of ozone therapy that can provide better patient care and considerably cut down the time and cost of the treatment.

Keywords: Antimicrobial, dental applications, Ozone therapy, RCT and caries.