OxyFile #557

Ozone in Oral Surgery - Current Status and Prospects

Filippi, A.

Medizinisches Zentrum fur Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde
Abteilung Oralchirurgie und Zahnarztliche Poliklinik
Justus-Liebig-Universitat GieBen, Deutschland

Abstract:

Ozone has proved to be an effective water disinfectant for dental 
treatment units.  Using this technique it is now possible to keep the 
water in a dental treatment unit low in germ count or germ-free.  
Growth of germs does not occur during the routine intermissions in the 
daily activities of a dental office.  Since ozonated water is germ-
free, it can be used in dental surgery as a coolant for burs and for 
rinsing wounds.  Thus, properties of ozone relevant to medicine, can 
be utilized in the field of dental, oral and maxillomandibular 
surgery.


Date: 1995