Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 1

Ozone in Dentistry: Boon or Bane?

Arpit Sikri1* and Jyotsana Sikri2

1Associate Professor and Post Graduate Teacher, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Oral Implantology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Budh (Baddi), Himachal Pradesh, India
2Associate Professor and Post Graduate Teacher, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Budh (Baddi), Himachal Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Arpit Sikri, Associate Professor and Post Graduate Teacher, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Oral Implantology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Budh (Baddi), Himachal Pradesh, India.

Received: November 28, 2022; Published: December 01, 2022

Three oxygen atoms combine to form ozone, also known as triatomic oxygen or trioxygen. At the stratosphere, ozone occurs naturally in concentrations of 1 to 10 ppm as a gas. Ozone's molecular oxygen can quickly transform into atomic oxygen depending on environmental factors like pressure, heat, and short half-lives. Due to its chemical makeup, ozone is the third most potent oxidant that does not have radical characteristics. In comparison to atmospheric oxygen, ozone is more energetic, 1.6 times more dense, and 10 times more soluble in water. In 1840, Sconbein called this chemical "Ozein", which is Greek for "to smell". Dr. Fisch employed ozonated water in dentistry for the first time in the nineteenth century and shared it with German surgeon Dr. Erwin Payr. Modern science is applied in dentistry, but it is also evolving and changing throughout time. Ozone therapy can be used as a model to aid in healing and is an alternative to conventional methods. We now perform less invasive, more conservative work thanks to emerging technology.

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Citation

Citation: Arpit Sikri and Jyotsana Sikri. “Ozone in Dentistry: Boon or Bane?".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.1 (2023): 01-03.

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Copyright: © 2022 Arpit Sikri and Jyotsana Sikri. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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