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What is a Cavitation?

June 15, 2022

A cavitation is a hole in the bone where a tooth has been removed and the bone has not been filled properly. Theoretically, when a tooth is extracted, the body fills in the space where the tooth once was. However, in most cases, when tooth is extracted, the surrounding membrane is left behind which results in incomplete healing and a hole remains inside the jaw bone. Incomplete healing occurs because the bone cells on the sides of the extraction sense the presence of the periodontal membrane and assume that the tooth is still there. 

Cavitation can form in other parts of the body due to localized traumas, poor circulation to the area, clotting disorders, use of steroids, and the use of anesthetics such as epinephrine. 

Cavitation is a breeding ground for anaerobic bacteria. The simple and short explanations to why cavitations or IBD ischemic bone disease arises are bacteria and tissue death. Bacteria that aren’t handled well by the body's immune system colonizes, feasting on the body's existing cellular structure and therefore damaging bone and the blood supply to it. Ischemic Bone Disease is defined as "no flow of blood to the bone," resulting in dead, or "necrotic," tissue. The waste product from these bacteria results in digestion problems, chronic fatigue, and general feeling of malaise. Research has found that some cavitations are reservoirs of large amounts of mercury. In addition, cavitation can be a source of low level or high-level stress on the body. 

Diagnosing cavitations can be difficult because cavitations do not always appear on X-rays properly. Dental cavitation infections are primarily diagnosed with a 3D CBCT Cone beam Scan, which is the preferred technique of care tool for identifying jaw bone abnormalities by examining each cross-section millimeter by millimeter of the affected infected jaw cavitation area and visual observation changes in bone density fluctuations, tissue changes, and adjacent anomalies such as infected root canals.

Benefits of Cavitation Treatment

Cavitation treatment can improve conditions and provide relief for problems such as: facial neuralgia, chronic sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, phantom toothache pain, headaches, and migraines. 

Cavitation Treatment 

Non-invasive procedure including laser cavitation clean up, laser photo biomodulation, and ozone injections.

At Dynamic Dental Wellness, we are equipped to diagnose and treat jaw cavitation utilizing specialized instruments by our highly trained practitioner. 

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