The Dangers of Cavitations
People who have had a tooth extraction‚ wisdom teeth removal or root canal may have relief from dental issues. However‚ there is much to be worried about after these dental procedures. Apart from the traumatic experience and not so fun recovery‚ the procedure may also lead to health issues. The same case applies to those who have had an injury to the teeth and jaw. This happens when holes‚ known as cavitations‚ form when bacteria are trapped inside the post–surgery area‚ or there is incomplete healing and filing up. These dental processes do not always result in cavitation. However‚ those undergoing the procedures are at a high risk.
The Real Cause
Cavitations harbor bacteria and their toxins. After a root canal‚ bacteria may not be adequately eliminated. The bacteria get trapped inside the cavity and release toxins which are circulated in the body and cause serious health conditions. Likewise‚ when a tooth is extracted under a normal situation‚ the periodontal ligament is left behind. Ligaments are the tissues that attach the teeth to the surrounding jawbone. If the area is not cleaned adequately‚ toxins may remain and build up within the ligament. These toxins also combine with heavy metals and chemicals resulting in more toxic residues.
How is a Cavitation Formed?
When these bacteria at the post–surgical site spread‚ they attach onto the jaw creating a hole. The hole is filled with decaying bones where bacteria‚ as well as fungi and viruses‚ thrive and multiply. As these microorganisms multiply and the area of dead bone enlarges‚ the toxins produced circulate in the body and inhibit important enzymes. The neurotoxins also lead to serious health conditions in the body.
How Do you Know you Have a Cavitation?
Cavitations can be visually detected and do not exhibit normal symptoms of an infection such as inflammation and redness. You can thus have this chronic infection and not know it for ages. One of the symptoms of cavitation is excruciating jaw pain. The infection can also spread‚ thereby weakening the neighboring teeth‚ and can lead to tooth loss. People suffering from chronic health condition should consider getting diagnosed for cavitations as it is also a possible cause.
How to Get Checked for Cavitations
An x-ray can detect cavitations though not so clearly. They are usually portrayed as a phantom tooth image after an x-ray‚ and unless a dentist is particularly checking for cavitation‚ the area may just appear normal. There are other diagnostic tools which can pinpoint the problem and assess the extent of the cavitation to guide the treatment. These include CAT scans‚ ConeBeam CT Scan‚ CAVITAT‚ and other diagnostic imaging.
Once a cavitation is confirmed‚ treatment begins. The area is surgically debrided to remove the osteonecrotic area. Other methods may also be employed to complement the surgical removal. These methods include light therapy and the use of ozone gas. These treatments destroy the bacteria creating an environment that facilitates healing. Other natural remedies can also be added to aid in the removal of toxins. The treatment provides relief for health conditions that result from the infections by eliminating the load of toxins.