The definition of periodontal disease is a “chronic bacterial infection that affects the gum and bone supporting the teeth.” Also, it is a fact that the “infection” can be viral, fungal and parasitic.
Since ozone effectively kills bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites, then it can be effective in controlling periodontal disease. Dr. Georgaklis initially has his hygienist do one quadrant of root planning, scaling and curettage per week with anesthetic. All pockets are irrigated with ozanated water which reduces the bacteria in the area.
After four weeks all the quadrants are treated with ozone gas using custom made trays. The trays allow the tissues to absorb the gas, which is very effective and enhances the immunological response to heal.
NOTE: Gum disease may produce few obvious signs, even in the late stages of the disease and often progresses painlessly.
Periodontal disease symptoms may include
- Persistent bad breath
- Bright red, reddened or swollen gums
- Gums that are tender to the touch
- Bleeding gums
- Space between your gums and teeth (receding gums) that may cause your teeth to appear longer than normal
- Loose teeth
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