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At the practice of Dr. Janet Stopka, our biological dentist, patients of the Burr Ridge, IL area can benefit from ozone dentistry. Ozone dentistry is a part of dentistry that uses the water-soluble gas called ozone. This is a triatomic oxygen particle that can be used in many areas of dental work. Dr. Janet Stopka encourages patients to learn more about the use of ozone treatment integrated into certain procedures such as the root canal.
Ozone is a gas that acts as a natural filter of harmful particles, effectively fighting against bacteria. The mouth naturally has bacteria present. By brushing and flossing, patients can remove these bacteria and protect their smiles against tooth decay and periodontal disease. However, if patients do not practice routine dental care at home and make routine dental visits, they may be putting the smile at risk. The ozone gas is administered during certain treatments to ensure infection and decay has been effectively removed before the area is restored. This makes it perfect for root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy, sometimes just called the root canal procedure, is an oral treatment during which Dr. Janet Stopka will access the inner canals of the natural tooth that has become infected. The dental pulp inside, a mass of tissues, is removed. Then, ozone treatment is used in the area to ensure that the infected tooth pulp and all bacteria is cleared from the tooth. Then, a material called gutta percha is placed to seal the tooth canals to protect from bacteria. In most cases, a root canal treatment is finished with the placement of a dental crown.
Absolutely! Because ozone gas is perfect for clearing infections, it is used for more than just root canal treatments. Dr. Janet Stopka also incorporates ozone therapy in the treatment of periodontal disease, another infection that can impact the soft tissues of the mouth. Ozone gas can also be used when preparing a tooth for a filling after tooth decay has occurred. Our team of professionals encourage patients to ask about the integration of ozone into any treatment performed in our practice to facilitate faster healing and more effective treatment of unwanted bacteria.
Any patient can ask to have ozone therapy incorporated into their upcoming dental treatment. We welcome patients to ask about this and other biological dentistry procedures that can be used to improve oral health and wellness.
Patients of the Burr Ridge, IL area who need root canal therapy should consider a biological dentist who ensures safety and efficiency of these routine procedures. Her practice is located at 16W289 83rd Street, Ste. D and can be reached by phone to schedule an appointment at (630) 756-5844. Our practice is committed to providing comprehensive dental care for our patients and we welcome new patients.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).