OxyFile #296

Ozone Application in Periodontology

A.W. Brauner

Clinic Conservation, Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry
Dental School of the RWTH Aachen


In a clinical four-week study the effect of ozone water, was examined 
exclusively or in combination with professional measures of oral 
hygiene.  A test group with a usual home-care habit of exercising 
oral hygiene and another group whose teeth were professionally 
cleaned were taken as control groups.  Follow-up examinations has 
been carried out after another 4 weeks.

Complete removal of plaque could be obtained only with professional 
tooth cleaning.  Plaque formation, however, was reduced when applying 
ozone water, and the inflammatory signs, measured with SBI and SFFR, 
had disappeared.  After discontinuing rinsing applications we have 
obtained the values complying with the initial measurements.  It has 
become apparent that rinsing applications are no replacement of 
mechanical tooth cleaning at all, but they will effect regression of 
the inflammation.  No clinical side-effects could be observed, so 
that at least short-term ozonized water application seemed to be 

In a control study using ultrasonography with rinsing applications of 
ozone water, first mentioned good results were obtained in comparison 
with the conventional therapy such as root planing and scaling.

Publish Date: 1991