Runar D. Johnson, D.D.S.
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What are Cavitations?

A cavitation is a hole in the bone, usually where a tooth has been removed and the bone has not filled in properly. When a tooth is being extracted, in what has been a normal dental procedure, the surrounding periodontal membrane is usually left behind. Theoretically, when a tooth has been pulled, the body will eventually fill in the space in the bone where the tooth once was. But when the membrane is left behind, an incomplete healing can take place leaving a hole or a spongy place inside the jawbone. (Experts speculate that perhaps this is because the bone cells on either side sense the presence of the periodontal membrane and “think” that the tooth is still there).

A cavitation can form in any bone in the body, not just in the jawbones. There are also other reasons that cavitations form, some of which are localized traumas, poor circulation to the area, clotting disorders and the use of steroids.

On an x-ray of an extracted tooth site, this membrane can form an image that appears to be a shadow of the tooth. Almost always, this is indicative of a cavitation. Most dentists are aware of the phantom tooth image, but they do not recognize it as a site of potential problems.

What’s hiding inside?

Inside a cavitation, bacteria flourish and abnormal cells multiply. Cavitations act as a breeding ground for bacteria and their toxins. Research has shown these bacterial waste products to be extremely potent. Cavitations can also cause blockages on the body’s energy meridians and can exert far-reaching impact on the overall system. Investigation has revealed that some cavitations are reservoirs of huge amounts of mercury. Cavitations may be a source of low level or high-level stress on the entire body.

Diagnosing cavitations is an elusive process because cavitations do not always readily appear on x-rays. Sometimes they show up only as very subtle differentiations in the texture pattern of the bone. If your dentist is not specifically looking for the cavitation, then your x-rays will be read as looking “just fine”.

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