Cavitations are infected, toxic, and stagnant areas found within many bones in the body, most commonly the jaws. The most common areas of cavitations are found where teeth have been previously extracted without proper removal of the infected bone and tissue. DNA analysis and toxicity studies of cavitated areas reveal that these lesions are host to a broad range of potent anaerobic bacteria and their toxins. If needed, we will treat cavitation in a conservative, but surgical, laser-assisted manner.
Using the latest in laser technology, we are able to treat cavitations. Often, people avoid dental treatment due to discomfort and lengthy visits. But laser technology provides a very comfortable alternative and allows patients to leave these fears behind and seek the care they need. During extractions, we use what has been termed the Huggins Protocol. This involves gentle tooth removal followed by removal of the periodontal membrane, irrigation, and then we use the laser to sterilize and initiate healing. This protocol greatly reduces the chance of ischemic bone disease (cavitations) as well as post-op discomfort.
We encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation on this subject.