OxyFile #507

Ozone Therapy as a Part of a Complex Treatment of a Paradontium 

S. Sorokina, L. Lukinych.

The Medical Academy of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.

Gingivitis and periodontitis are characterized by a local hypoxia 
of tissues and also by various microbic florae with asporogenic 
microorganisms and facultative anaerobes predominancy. It was 
demonstrated that a plaque is a part of an oral cavity microflora, 
but an increase of a dental deposit thickness causes changes in 
oral cavity ecology and leads to an anaerobiosis increase. The 
ecology violation leads to gingivitis and paradontitis. In this 
connection an ozone therapy of the above mentioned diseases is a 
pathogenically sound treatment. The clinical approbation of 
various ozonized solutions has shown a good therapeutic effect. 
The solutions thanks to their oxidizing properties promote soft 
dental deposit, mucus, alimentary residues dissolution that is 
confirmed by hygienic index of Green-Vermillion. Before treatment 
this index was 2.8 and after treatment 1.2. Besides, a local ozone 
therapy shows pronounced anti-inflammatory effects on paradontium 
disease, that is also confirmed by PMA index. Before treatment 
this index was 23% for gingivitis, 30% for paradontitis of a light 
degree, 65% for paradontitis of a middle degree. At treatment 
stages using irrigation of periodontal pockets the PMA index 
varies substantially and decreases 2 times (18.29 accordingly). As 
a result of the treatment, a stomatorrhagia during gingivitis 
decreases or completely disappears. The volume of a gingival 
trevicular fluid decreases by 1.8 and 2 times accordingly. The 
given therapy method is an example of an effective effect on 
inflammatory process in paradontium. This treatment is well 
endured by patients and does not cause side effects and may be 
used in any stomatologic institution.

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.