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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue1
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023291.4805
Published online: 13 February 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):4805-4809
Janet Kirilova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Dimitar Kirov2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Introduction: The action of ozone is associated with the prevention of dental plaque formation, and the reduction of bacterial development supports the prevention of dental caries. This paper aims to establish the effect of gaseous ozone on developing new caries lesions two years after its application for caries-active patients.
Material and Methods: Patients aged 30 to 50 were selected with no common diseases. They all have five or more caries on the teeth, without missing teeth. Patients were divided into two groups of 10 participants. One group had ozonation of all teeth, and another is a control group without ozonation.
Results: After two years, the number of caries lesions in the group without prophylactic ozonation is more significant. The results showed that the patients in the ozonation group had significantly fewer primary caries than those in the control group( p≤0.0001).
Conclusions: Repeated ozonation of all teeth according to the applied methodology (10 times, distributed twice a week by 24 seconds exposure to ozone in a gaseous state) has a caries-protective effect against new caries lesions.

Keywords: prevention of dental caries, ozone therapy, Streptococcus mutans, Candida albicans, gaseous ozone,

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Please cite this article as: Kirilova J, Kirov D. Prevention of dental caries in caries-active individuals by gaseous ozone. J of IMAB. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):4805-4809. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022281.4805

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc Prof. Janet Kirilova, Ph.D. Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia; 1, St. Georgi Sofiiski Blvd., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: janetkirilova@gmail.com

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Received: 16 November 2022
Published online: 13 February 2023

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