Vitamin C is widely known as a powerful antioxidant and immune system booster, but its health benefits are not limited to chasing away the common cold. Vitamin C infusions are becoming popular supplementary treatments at dental offices to aid the healing process after dental surgery, and direct intravenous (IV) infusion is the most effective way to deliver the vitamin’s benefits.
Vitamin C treatment through history
Hundreds of years ago, a disease called scurvy killed thousands of sailors every year, and in the late 1700s, doctors figured out that including citrus fruits like oranges and lemons in sailors’ diets was an effective remedy. Much later, in the early 1930s, scientists identified the beneficial nutrient within citrus as ascorbic acid, also called vitamin C. In the 1970s, scientists found links between consuming vitamin C and treating the common cold, and recently scientists have expanded their understanding of what vitamin C treatment can do.
Benefits of vitamin C treatment
Vitamin C boosts the human immune system by increasing the production and function of white blood cells, which are essential for optimal immune function. High doses of vitamin C have a significant impact on the prevention and treatment of infection, allowing patients to recover faster from infections that result from dental treatments. Vitamin C can also shorten the healing time from various dental procedures, while boosting oxidation in the blood and strengthening bones and teeth.
Vitamin C treatment is also highly recommended when removing mercury fillings because it can aid in detoxification and elimination of any mercury that has accumulated in your body as well as any absorbed during the mercury fillings removal process.
Benefits of intravenous vitamin C
Consuming vitamin C-rich foods like citrus, broccoli, kale, and spinach is great for your overall health, but high levels of vitamin C in the blood cannot be achieved with oral consumption alone due to the absorption limits of the gastrointestinal tract. Intravenous vitamin C treatments, on the other hand, get the nutrient directly into the bloodstream through the veins, allowing for high doses of vitamin C in a safe and easy to administer treatment.
Dental procedures that can benefit from vitamin C treatments
IV vitamin C treatments can be a beneficial addition to most dental surgeries, especially dental implant surgery, which involves significant healing time. Other dental procedures that can benefit from vitamin C infusions include:
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Sinus lifts
- Bone grafts
- Gum grafts
- Periodontal maintenance
- Gum disease treatment
Holistic dental treatments in Tijuana
Serious dental surgery and other procedures can be quite costly, especially if you don’t have dental insurance, but BioDental Care in Tijuana offers competitive pricing and high-quality dental services, including vitamin C IV treatments. We also specialize in other holistic dental procedures such as ozone therapy, mercury detox, and metal-free restorations as part of our philosophy that oral health is inextricably connected to overall health.
Whether you need major dental work done or you’d rather take a holistic approach to minor dental services like cleanings and fillings, BioDental Care in Tijuana is here to help. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at (619) 754-8508.