Prolozone™ dental therapy in Santa Barbara, CA fights infections, reduces pain, and promotes healing

Ozone is most commonly associated with the Earth’s atmosphere, but did you know that it is also used in a wide variety of dental and medical applications to promote healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and fight infections? At Whole Health Dentistry, patients in the Santa Barbara, CA area can benefit from a healing injection technique called Prolozone™ therapy that combines ozone with oxygen, procaine anesthetic, vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting materials to treat a variety of oral tisue conditions.

The healing power of ozone

Ozone is a gas that is composed of three oxygen atoms. It naturally exists as a gas in earth’s atmosphere, but can also be applied in a liquid or oil format. When it is used in dental applications, it triggers a variety of beneficial processes in the treatment area to promote better short- and long-term outcomes, including:

  • Killing bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi without building up resistance like traditional antibiotics can
  • Reduces inflammation and pain
  • Stimulates your body’s natural healing response, accelerating healing and recovery times
  • Helps disinfect dental cavities and prevent them from recurring
  • Decreases tooth sensitivity
  • Reduces the size of periodontal pockets
  • Promotes remineralization of the teeth

While ozone therapy has been used for many years in medical and dental practices, it has become more well-known over the last two decades and the volume of research on its benefits continues to grow.

What is Prolozone™ and how does it work?

Prolozone™ therapy is a technique that combines ozone therapy with several other health-promoting materials such as anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals, homeopathics, and the anesthetic procaine. After treatment, patients immediately notice a reduction in pain and sensitivity in the treatment area, due to both the procaine and the ozone. Over time, it promotes a more optimal healing environment to accelerate your recovery and prevent the issue from returning. Prolozone therapy can be used for a variety of dental conditions, such as cavities, TMJ disorder, endodontic therapy, infections, jaw pain, chronic headaches, and more.

We are always happy to explain the benefits of treatments such as Prolozone to our patients. To learn more or schedule your appointment at Whole Health Dentistry, call our Santa Barbara, CA office today at (805) 222-7713.