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Ozone, a powerful oxidizer effectively kills bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites at a dramatically lower concentration and also has the capacity to stimulate blood circulation, platelets, and immune response. Ozone being biocompatible is used in all aspects of dentistry in gaseous, ozonated water and as ozonated oils. Ozone therapy is a well-established alternative and complementary therapy in most of the European countries. Treatment may be achieved by increasing the resistance of the tooth against the microbial activity and reducing the extent of microbial activity. In addition to the recent materials and techniques, the therapeutic actions of ozone may provide beneﬁcial results by reducing the demineralization of the tooth. The treatment is completely painless and increases the patient’s acceptability and compliance with minimal adverse effects. In the present paper, a systematic review was performed on studies investigating the effects of ozone on oral tissues and microorganisms and unveil the uses of ozone in dentistry in all aspects.
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