Ozone Therapy in Houston
Today you find the safe, natural power of oxidation in everyday products ranging from laundry detergent to face creams and pet shampoos. At Houston Biological Dentist in Houston, TX, Dr. Marilyn Jones utilizes the sanitizing and healing properties of oxidation in gentle ozone therapy.
The chemical symbol for ozone is O3 because it is just a form of oxygen with one extra atom compared to the air we breathe. The additional atom makes ozone unstable, continually trying to move electrons to become the more stable O2 – oxidation.
Healthy human cells have anti-oxidant properties, so they are not harmed by ozone. However, because of a more biologically simple cell structure, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold cannot survive contact with ozone. Oxidation ruptures their cell walls, causing them to die almost instantly.
Ozone is widely used in the disinfection of public water supplies because it is more effective than chlorine and breaks down quickly leaving no harmful residue. Use of ozone in treatment of medical conditions including cancer, AIDS, and MS is increasing.
Why Houston, TX patients opt for ozone therapy
In dentistry, ozone is applied as a controlled stream of gas, as ozonated water, or infused into organic oils.
Here are some of the ways Dr. Jones applies ozone in safe, effective dental treatments:
- Mercury-safe dentistry – As part of the amalgam removal process, ozone helps to detoxify the body.
- Dental caries – Ozone kills cavity-causing bacteria and reverses early decay, often avoiding drilling and filling.
- Gum disease – Sanitizing periodontal pockets and root surfaces helps to avoid bacterial re-invasion.
- Tooth and bone infection – Ozone boosts the body’s immune response.
- Soft tissue abscesses and ulcerations – Ozone brings fast relief from cold and canker sores.
- Extraction – Ozone cleanses the socket and stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal by increasing localized circulation.
- Sensitivity – Ozone helps to harden compromised tooth structure, reducing sensitivity from acid erosion or soft enamel. It also hardens root surfaces exposed by gum recession.
Dr. Marilyn Jones - Houston Biological Dentist
A graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Jones holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Houston. She is a passionate, skilled, and talented dental surgeon with a drive for excellence.
While previously being a tenured Assistant Professor of chemistry & an Assistant Professor of integrative dentistry, Dr. Jones continues to educate and update herself on the modern approaches and practices of dentistry and related advances in healthcare to ensure that she delivers the best possible care and service to her patients.