Periodontitis is a destructive inflammatory infection of the supporting structures of teeth which is triggered by explicit microorganisms, leading to progressive destruction of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, subsequently causing pocket formation, gingival recession or both. Ozone has been applied in medicine for more than a century now, although its clinical implications in dentistry have only been recently investigated. The results of ozone therapy in any form (gaseous, water or oil), in the management of dental diseases such as caries, periodontitis, and hypersensitivity, have been explored and studied with promising outstanding outcomes. The use of ozone as an adjunctive therapy characterizes a novel method in the treatment of chronic periodontal disease. Owing to the antimicrobial and immunostimulating effects of ozone therapy, it is well established in the treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases. This review article outlines the clinical applications of ozone therapy in periodontal diseases.
Periodontal disease, Ozone, Antimicrobial, Immunostimulating.