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
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
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”.