Dentist Richard Morrison posts results on patients' progress
From: "Richard Morrison" richard@...
Date: Wed Oct 9, 2002 2:06 pm
Subject: results post .......
Hi all ,
Just a quick post here to let you all know my recorded
results so far . I have not had any of the problems mentioned in
recent posts . I think some problems may be arising from a failure of
ozone delivery to the carious lesion . It is imperative that a wide
seal is achieved around the area of decay and I always use the
largest cup possible and cover both the lesion and the surrounding
area to ensure delivery to where it is required .
Total carious lesions treated ( to 20/09/02 ) : 187
Total reviewed @ 20/09/02 : 87
Total lesions remineralised @ 3/12 recall : 70
Total lesions static @ 3/12 recall : 16
Total lesions still active @ 3/12 recall : 1
Total treated for dentine sensitivity : 21 with 100% success
Diagnostic criteria met by using the CSI ( Ed and Julian ) , plus
i/o imaging / digital enhancement .
The active lesion was an interproximal cavity where I was
unsure that I had achieved an adequate ozone exposure .
Plus - I have been treating some VERY large cavities (
originally with 40 secs O3 ) , all very successfully , in fact I
reviewed one today that on initial presentation 6 months ago was
verging on exposure ( UL6 , 13 year old patient ) . This cavity is
now virtually fully hard on probing and has been totally asymptomatic
since the start - it originally involved 1/3 to 1/2 of the tooth . I
had treated on first presentation with 10 secs O3 , on review at 3/12
I gave a further 40 secs O3 , and on todays review I decided on a
further 40 secs O3 . I anticipate that at next review ( 6 weeks
time ) I will be able to restore this tooth , without amputation of
tissue . Without ozone we would probably have decided on extraction
or RCT , not the best of options for a 13 year old . As it is she now
has a very sound tooth , patient , parents and dentist all
delighted !! .
So , check your technique , check O3 is being delivered from
your handpiece - run it on a latex glove for 5 secs and the latex
will have cracked ( ozone denatures latex ) , or get some potassium
permaganate from a chemist and ozonate this ( it will go from purple
to nearly clear ) . If O3 is being produced and you are confident in
your technique , get KaVo to check the O3 concentration from your
unit - I know Tom Daly had a problem in this respect .
All I can say is that I have had amazing success with my
Healozone treatment , but it is a learning process with respect to
technique . I am still experimenting and learning how to achieve
seals in various situations ( liquid rubber dam is great - see my
earlier post ) , but am now totally confident in treating 99% of
civities with O3 .
Hope this helps calm any fears !!! ........
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