Located in Skowhegan, Maine, Drs. Imam and Khan of Maine Center for Dental Medicine practice biological dentistry that first does no harm. Biological Dentists focus on the health of the whole patient, beginning with the oral cavity and how its health impacts the rest of the body. Technology and procedures are chosen for their effects on patient health and safety. One such method includes the use of ozone therapy to safely cleanse and disinfect root canals during dental treatments.
Ozone is a naturally occurring gas already produced by our bodies’ immune systems. When used in low doses, ozone is safe. It produces no side effects and has no contraindications for use in dental procedures. Ozone is powerful antimicrobial, safe and effective at destroying bacteria.
Ozone may be used in water or gas form. Its benefits include:
● Irrigating a surgical site
● Cleansing teeth and gums to destroy bacteria
● Increasing circulation and oxygenation
● Increasing the body’s natural response to fight infection
● Naturally occurring, so there are no adverse reactions
There are times when a root canal is an effective treatment if all aspects of the tooth are considered. Our practice uses diagnostic imaging to see the internal structures of the tooth. Dentinal tubules are small, expansive canals that spread deep from the root to other areas of the mouth. During a traditional root canal, these tubules cannot be adequately cleansed, meaning infection may remain in the mouth. We use ozone to eliminate bacteria throughout the tooth including the tubules. In gas form, ozone can permeate areas that typically cannot be accessed. Once sealed, the tooth has been efficiently disinfected.
For improved dental care and biologic dentistry, contact Maine Center for Dental Medicine to schedule your appointment with Dr. Imam or Dr. Khan. (207) 474-9503
With over 30 years of expertise Dr. Imam regularly updates himself on modern techniques and methods whilst continuing to invest and perform procedures using the best technology and equipment to ensure his patients receive the best and most bio-compatible oral care possible.
An alumnus of New York University, Dr. Shafiulla Khan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over his 35 plus years of practicing dentistry. He is well known for his passion to improve his patients’ lives with his service. While being a SMART certified professional, Dr. Khan’s areas of specialty includes Tempro-mandibular Disorders, TMJ therapy and smile make overs. He remains a prestigious member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) amongst many others.