OZONE A BOON IN THE FIELD OF CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICSDr. Biji Balan1* and Dr. Sreejesh Narayanan2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Biji Balan
Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Kannur dental college, Anjarakandy, Kannur ,Kerala,India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 28/07/2015 Accepted date:28/09/2015 Published date: 05/10/2015
This review on ozone elaborates on the different uses in the field of conservative dentistry and endodontics. It has been successfully used in since many years owing to its oxidizing property, making it an excellent antimicrobial agent. Moreover its potent anti-inflammatory property along with favourable cellular and hormonal immune response makes ozone an effective therapeutic agent. Also its ability to arrest and reverse carious lesions in a predictable way, opened up a new chapter in minimal intervention dentistry. It has been shown to stimulate remineralization of recent caries-affected teeth and is used as a preventive therapy in caries, root caries, and along with intracanal irrigants in endodontic treatment. Its been the choice of treatment in dentistry because it is non invasive and non toxic.