Healozone is the new breakthrough in dentistry. I am sick of drilling, pain, novocaine. Healozone does not physically damage the teeth. It just helps the teeth to heal themselves. Helozone uses ozone gas to kill the bacteria inside the tooth. When bacteria is dead, the tooth can heal by reminalization. Healozone is also painless. It requires only few seconds of treatment for one tooth. The ozone gas can be used also for treating root canals, where there are always bacteria left in root canals. Healozone is quite expensive and is mainly used in UK. I hope dentist in my area are going to start using very soon. Also there is not going to be any more kids crying in dentist chairs. Read the full article…….. The procedure could revolutinise dental care. The days of the dentists drill could soon be a thing of the past. Dentists across the UK have started to use a revolutionary treatment which does away with the need for injections, drilling and fillings. The treatment, called Healozone, uses a blast of ozone gas to kill bacteria. The painless procedure allows saliva to strengthen damaged teeth naturally.Dentists believe the procedure could revolutionise the treatment provided to patients and could help many to overcome their fear of drills and needles.
The procedure consists of a rubber cap being fitted to the tooth. Ozone gas is then applied to the tooth through an air-tight seal created by the cap. Within 10 and 40 seconds the gas eliminates all of the bacteria in the tooth.
The gas kills the acid-producing bacteria and allows the mineral content of saliva to repair the tooth over time.
The technique was developed by Professor Edward Lynch of Queens University Belfast.
In recent months dentists have started to offer the treatment to patients and it is now available in more than a dozen practices across the UK. Dentists at James Hull Associates have become the latest to offer Healozone.
Dr Peter Murray, clinical director of the nationwide chain, said the technique could encourage more people to seek the treatment they need. “There are a lot of things that put people off going to the dentist – the injections, the sound of the drill, the feel of the drill or even the smell generated when drilling a tooth,” he said.
“In time, I believe Ozone will completely replace the traditional tools of dentistry when it comes to treating decay and in doing so will eliminate the ‘fear factor’ the public associate with a visit to the dentist.”