On the modification of the periodontal clinico-biological indices after subgingival dental detartrage/leveling by local ozone-therapy

Authors: Marian Lastun, Bogdan Vascu, Ana Maria Fatu


In spite of its being viewed, for quite a long time, as a toxic gas, the unsuitable usage of which brought about undesired effects, ozone may be now considered as a viable therapeutic option, if considering its remarkable versatility, which creates a large range of ozone-derived compounds, capable of acting upon a multitude of targets, thus leading to a multi-factorial correction of the pathological condition (1). Quite unexpectedly, in the last decade, it has been demonstrated that a judicious usage of ozone in chronic infectious diseases led to astonishing results.
The aim of the present study is to test the effect of ozone usage in relation withsubgingivaldental dertartage and leveling, and to record the different responses to the treatment of the periodontal pockets. The study was performed on 247 teeth, subjected to ozone treatment, subgingival dental detartrage, and combined treatments.
The fact that ozone reacts as a real chemical drug is demonstrated by ozone messengers which, to become efficient, should get to a certain level. If such a level is not exceeded, no biological effects and no possible therapeutic results, induced by the placebo effect, will be recorded. The critical point in the scientific assessment of ozone therapy efficiency still remains, however, the results obtained in the last 20 years demonstrated its benefic effects in chronic infectious diseases, such as periodontal disease, the results registered in dentistry, in the treatment of surface radicular caries, of simple and complex pulp gangrene, etc., being astonishing.
A possible conclusion is that ozone usage in complex treatments of periodontal diseases induces obvious clinical effects, manifested in reduced or even absent bleeding, no pus formation and normalization of the clinical picture.

  • bleeding
  • inflammation
  • ozone therapy