Dental Cavitation Treatment in New Jersey
Theoretically, the body’s natural reaction is to fill the void in the bone after a tooth is extracted. However, in some cases, the bone tissue does not heal properly. When this happens, a hollow cavity and necrotic tissue manifest.
Dental cavitations can sometimes cause adverse systemic health issues that are challenging to detect or misdiagnosed. If you’ve had past dental work that created problematic effects (such as a jaw infection) on your oral and whole-body health, the Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey team can determine if you have a dental cavitation.
What are jawbone cavitations?
Not to be confused with the word “cavity”, a cavitation is a hole in the jawbone, usually where a tooth has been removed, and the bone has not healed or filled in properly. Often going undetected, lesions in the jawbone occur in an area that may not be seen on conventional 2D x-rays.
This hollow space in the jaw is a reservoir for bacteria, pathogens, abnormal cells, fungi, and viruses that can result in a jaw infection that sparks inflammation and potentially triggers the immune system.
If dental cavitations aren’t treated correctly, they tend to fester toxins that spread and affect other parts of the body. These toxins may also be the origin of systemic, chronic health problems.
What can cause dental cavitations?
The American College of Rheumatology credits improper tooth extraction as the leading cause of dental cavitation. Cavitation is likely to follow when a dentist neglects to detach the periodontal ligament after a tooth is pulled.
In addition to failed tooth extraction procedures, here are other reasons why dental cavitations happen:
- Dry socket
- Dental abscesses and other untreated infections
- Heightened bone pressure
- Jawbone trauma
- Long-term tobacco and alcohol usage
- Periodontal disease
Jawbone Cavitations Symptoms
Although dental cavitations might not seem like an imminent threat, the lack of warning signs makes cavitations difficult to identify and, therefore, go untreated. Jawbone cavitations, when they do present symptoms, can induce:
- Mild to severe discomfort
- Phantom tooth pain (discomfort in the area formerly occupied by teeth before extraction)
- Migraines and headaches
- Extreme fatigue
- Chronic sinusitis (swollen, inflamed sinus cavity)
- Trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain)
Jawbone cavitations can be the source of pervasive overall health complications that may not be clearly associated with dental cavitations.
How do dental cavitations form?
Cavitations can form in any bone in the body, not just in the jaw. When it comes to jaw cavitations, as mentioned earlier, the body may “think” that the tooth is still present even though it is not. This results in improper healing in that area of the bone.
There are several other reasons for the formation of cavitations such as:
- Poor circulation to the area
- Clotting disorders
- Steroid use
What’s hiding inside a dental cavitation?
Due to their nature, cavitations are difficult to detect on standard 2D x-rays, especially for those who don’t understand what they are looking for.
With 3D scans, holistic dentists can see inside the cavitation where flourishing pathogenic bacteria are often found. These necrotic areas are a breeding ground for harmful microbes and act as a repository for:
- Viruses, fungi, parasites, and other bacteria and their toxic byproducts
- Harbor vast amounts of heavy metals (such as mercury)
- Over time, unhealthy bone tissue, toxins, abscesses, and cysts can accumulate inside a cavitation lesion.
Research has shown that these bacteria and their waste products are quite potent and can result in chronic health problems. But before any x-ray is taken and before making the diagnosis, the dentist must review the dental and medical history of the patient to determine the possible causes of the bone lesion.
Potential Benefits of Cavitation Treatment
Specialists have recognized cavitations as a possible cause of chronic facial pain and termed them NICO. Often, this is the overlooked factor in trigeminal neuralgia, as well as other kinds of facial pain. Getting treatment for lesions in the mouth may reduce pain and eliminate toxins that might be spreading throughout the jaw and possibly the body. Cavitation treatment may also improve conditions and provide relief for some of the following:
- Facial neuralgia
- Chronic sinusitis
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Phantom toothache pain
What to Expect During Our Holistic Dental Cavitation Treatment
We value delivering the best care possible to our patients, and we have invested in contemporary, proven, and gentle dental technology to diagnose and treat cavitations.
Testing for cavitations begins with looking for indications of jawbone deformities via advanced imaging. Cavitations can be elusive and do not always appear on standard x-rays, so we use a 3D CBCT scanner to assess and diagnose. Your holistic dentist can visualize what’s happening inside the jawbone with 3D scans.
For example, you may have had a root canal treatment. Usually, root canal-treated teeth appear visibly okay, but they can be diseased at the core, and a cavitation lesion may be present. In this case, we can diagnose and eradicate the cavitation appropriately. A wisdom tooth cavitation is also possible after wisdom tooth removal surgery.
Treatment: Cavitation Surgery + Supportive Integrative Therapies
Every scenario is different, which is why we recommend a treatment that is personalized for your unique case. The best holistic treatment of jawbone cavitations is cavitation surgery, which involves cleaning the damage site thoroughly with supportive integrative therapies.
To aid in the healing and allow your body to regenerate healthy bone in the area after cavitation surgery, we utilize non-toxic biological dental modalities. Our approach to holistic cavitation treatment involves:
- Ozone Therapy: The site would be decontaminated by the use of antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and paracidal methods.
- Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF): a fibrin plug made from your own blood filled with your own bone and stem cells will be placed in the site.
- Vitamin + Mineral Supplement Protocol: Use of natural products to reduce the bacterial load, support immune function, and heal the body from the inside out.
- Elective IV Nutritional Therapy: To optimize your post-operative recovery time, our additional IV Therapy aids in reducing pain, swelling and discomfort, and naturally boosting healing in the body.
- Supplementary immune-supportive therapy may be suggested depending on your needs.
Start Living a Healthier Life with Holistic Cavitation Treatment
At the Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey, we believe in treating and resolving dental cavitations by addressing the root cause, not just the symptoms. Using advanced dental technology, our biological dental treatments and elective integrative therapies treat lesions in the jawbone by removing contaminants while encouraging optimal healing for oral and whole-body health.
If you are experiencing symptoms or possible systemic health issues which may be linked to dental work, contact the Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey at (973) 379-9080 or request your appointment online.