In efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics and synthetic antiseptics, ozone has been used by clinicians as an effective treatment for disinfection of a tooth cavity, an extraction socket, and soft tissue incisions.
I found in my experience over the years that lasers have done extremely well to disinfect and prevent post-operative or secondary infections. They also reduce the secondary formation of cystic or scar-like lesions in surgical sites. I also use lasers to remove or debride lesions when patients are interested in removing the “cavitation” type issues they are concerned about.
Diode, Co2, and crystal-supported lasers all seem to do quite well in getting the job done. Ozone has a solid place in the toolbox, but the equipment is quite costly. Lasers are becoming less xpensive as time goes on.
A small bit of evidence can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5439256/
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