Ozone- A Biological Therapy in Dentistry- Reality or Myth?????

Open Dent J. 2016 May 11;10:196-206. doi: 10.2174/1874210601610010196. eCollection 2016.


The usage of ozone in dentistry has been proposed because of its antimicrobial, disinfectant, biocompatibility and healing properties. In the last decade a number of therapeutic protocols with ozone have been developed to address common dental infections associated with periodontal disease, RCT and caries. Despite these advantages, therapeutic ozone's application in dentistry is limited because of its possible side effects. Hence, dental practitioners need to know the proper usage of ozone therapy that can provide better patient care and considerably cut down the time and cost of the treatment.

Keywords: Antimicrobial; Ozone therapy; RCT and caries; dental applications.