[Clinical applications of ozone in dentistry]

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Item Type

Journal Article

Title

[Clinical applications of ozone in dentistry]

Author

de Oliveira, André Frutuoso

Author

Mendes, Haroldo José

Abstract

The ozone is an allotropic form of oxygen whose unique properties offer a wide application to biological systems and clinical treatments. Although discovered in the year 1840, its clinical use is current, finding applicability in various specialties in the dentistry pratice. This article aims to review the clinical applications of ozone in various dental specialties. The compound provides a high purifying capacity, responsible for microbicides actions (bacteria, fungi and viruses), through oxidation mechanisms not yet elucidated, makes it an alternative against the diseases. In dentistry practice, the ozone can be employed in process of sterilization of instruments and purification system of irrigation to dental unit, serving as a good strategy in the control and prevention of crossinfection in the dental environment. However, the administration of ozone at low concentration by systemic way induces tissue proliferation and neovascularization, and thus inducing a healing, a characteristic that makes it attractive from the clinical, as it allows both the elimination of bacteria such as the repair of anatomical structures. It has limited use in treating endodontic infections and tooth decay. The ozone can be used in the treatment of various oral diseases, reducing the clinical course of disease, achieving superior results in comparison to conventional therapies. Despite the literature showing positive results with the use of ozone in cariology, surgery, periodontics and endodontics, there is need for further studies with standardized methodologies to reach a definitive conclusion about its applicability. Key words: ozone, dentistry, microbiology, pharmacology.

Publication

Revista Saúde.com

Volume

5

Issue

2

Pages

128-140

Date

2009

Journal Abbr

Rev Saúde.com

Language

Portuguese

ISSN

1809-0761 (online)

URL

http://www.uesb.br/revista/rsc/

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