ContraindicationWhat should be considered in the treatment with plasma?
... as a Result of an Exposure to Plasma
We differentiate in plasma therapy between plasma-electrodes as well as the plasma-nozzle as an open system on the one hand and the plasma-mouthtray as the closed system on the other hand. The plasm-mouthtray encloses all teeth and the periodontium und attaches itself tightly on the gingiva with the help of negative pressure. By this means, a closed-off protected atmosphere enclosing the treatment region is created separately from the rest of the oral cavity preventing the leakage of plasma and its inhalation by the patient.
In contrast to the plasma-electrodes and the plasma-nozzle, excess plasma is sucked off from the plasma-mouthtray without an intervention by the assisting medic being necessary. With the open system, however, a saliva ejector must be used in order to prevent an unexpected and excessive exposition with plasma and its inhalation by the patient. With appropiate handling of the applicators (plasma-electrode, plasma-nozzle, plasma-mouthtray), the exposition with plasma beyond the treatment region can be ruled out. In this case, there is no contra indication due to the application of plasma.
... as a Result of a Microcurrent in Plasma Generation
The Ozonytron devices generate plasma not with the help of UV radiation but with an arc of light which is the result of an electric discharge. While this process takes place in the internal plasma generator of the device during the use of the plasma-nozzle and plasma-mouthtray, the electric arc is created by the plasma-electrode between the tip of the electrode and the treatment site. Thus, plasma is created directly at the treatment site.
With the electrical discharge, created thereby, an electric current of a few microamps flows from the electrode tip to the patient's body. This might cause side effects during treatment in certain groups of patients. Therefore, the use of plasma-electrodes in the plasma therapy is contraindicated for persons:
- With the risk of having an epileptic seizure
- With a cardiac pacemaker
- With a hypersensitivity to electrical impulses
Individuals with aforementioned characteristics must not be treated with the plasma-electrodes.