A dental cavitation is a hole in the jawbone that has not healed. The most common cause of this hole is having a tooth extracted. The extraction may have happened recently or years, even decades earlier. They can also occur near the roots of existing root canal teeth. It is estimated that 95% of all tooth extractions cause a cavitation to form. (Actually, a cavitation can form in any bone of the body, but we’re just talking about teeth here.)

Our understanding of how this happens is a bit complex. Let’s see if we can shed some light on the process.

Normally, if a bone was broken or damaged, the bone would heal itself. There are special cells within the bone (called osteoblasts) that make new bone. These bone-forming cells are activated when the bone is damaged. This is how bones heal.

However, this may not happen with damage to the jawbone caused by removing a tooth. You see, numerous microscopic fibers connect the tooth to the jawbone. These fibers are called the periodontal ligament.

One of the functions of the periodontal ligament is to stop the osteoblasts from forming new bone growth between the jaw and the tooth. If this were not the case, your teeth would become a permanent part of your jawbone. This would not allow for growth or movement of your teeth.

During extraction, the periodontal ligament breaks somewhere in the middle, leaving half the fibers in the empty tooth socket and the other half still attached to the root of the tooth.

So, if any of the periodontal ligament is left in the tooth socket after extraction, new bone growth in the empty socket will be impeded – thus forming a cavitation. Unfortunately, most dentists are not taught to fully remove the periodontal ligament after extraction.

However, the real problem isn’t a few holes in the jawbone.

When the bone dies and a cavitation forms, bacteria migrate into this hole. Since these bacteria live without oxygen, they are called anaerobic. The waste material produced by these bacteria is among the most toxic organic material in existence. This highly toxic material is slowly and constantly being released into the body.

This constant and slow poisoning of the body is why dental cavitations are so dangerous to your health.

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The Painful Truth: Uncovering the Link Between Jawbone Cavitations and Chronic Disease

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Part I. Introduction - Chapter 1

 A brief introduction to toxic dental cavitations.

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Chapter 2

You may have a toxic dental cavitation and not even know it – which is why we call them “hidden”.

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Chapter 3

Learn what causes these areas of toxic dead, or dying bone in the jaw and how they are related to chronic health issues that you can be suffering from and unable to heal.

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Chapter 4

If you have had one or more teeth extracted, you may have a hidden dental cavitation. There is growing evidence that tooth extraction can lead to the development of hidden dental cavitations. This is especially true for wisdom teeth. Why does this matter? Because these pus-filled cavitations can contain 20 to 30 different types of bacteria. These bacteria, even in low concentrations, can produce poisons that are more toxic than botulism.


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Chapter 5

 Holistic dentists have long known that root canals can become infected and lead to very serious health complications. We are now finding that the root canal procedure can also lead to hidden dental cavitations. If you have had a root canal procedure, we would encourage you to have this evaluated by a dentist who is familiar with detecting these hidden cavitations. In this chapter, we will explore the possible ways root canals can lead to dental cavitations.

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Chapter 6

The connection between jawbone cavitations and chronic disease has long been a topic of controversy within the medical and dental fields. However, recent research has shed light on the potential link between these untreated cavitations and a variety of health issues.


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Chapter 7

Many professionals in the medical and dental communities do not believe that there is a connection between dental cavitations and chronic illness. However, recent studies have suggested that untreated jawbone cavitations may be associated with a range of symptoms and health problems.

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Chapter 8

Dental cavitations are areas of dead tissue that develop in the jawbone as a result of improper tooth extractions or periodontal disease. These areas of dead tissue can become a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to the development of an infection. If left untreated, dental cavitations can have serious consequences for a person’s oral and overall health. In this section, we will discuss the dangers of untreated dental cavitations and the importance of seeking treatment for these lesions.

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Chapter 9

Hidden dental cavitations are often overlooked or misdiagnosed, leading many people to suffer unnecessarily from the symptoms they can cause. These areas of silent inflammation are generally asymptomatic and unknown to the patient. Healthcare practitioners are also not likely to be aware of their presence.In this section, we will explore the various symptoms that can be associated with dental cavitations. By understanding the signs and symptoms of cavitations, readers can be more attuned to their oral health and seek appropriate medical care if necessary. 

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Chapter 10

Various methods may be used to diagnose dental cavitations. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for proper treatment. Diagnosing dental cavitations may involve a combination of physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests. Some common diagnostic tools used to detect cavitations include X-rays and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

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Chapter 11

Treatment options for dental cavitations will depend on the underlying cause of the cavitation and the severity of the condition. In general, the goal of treatment for dental cavitations is to remove the infected or damaged tissue, improve micro-circulation, disinfect the site, promote the healing of the surrounding bone, and prevent the recurrence of the cavitation.

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Chapter 12

Since most cavitations are asymptomatic, it’s unlikely that you will know if you have one. To determine if you have a dental cavitation, your holistic dentist will likely perform a physical examination of your mouth and review your medical history. They may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays, CBCT scans, or ultrasound scans to help visualize the cavitation and assess the extent of the damage.

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To date, various interventions have been proposed to help prevent or control jawbone cavitation, such as non-surgical periodontal therapy, antibiotics, smoking cessation, and systemic medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), bisphosphonates, and calcitonin. However, the targeted inhibition of RANTES/CCL5 has not been approved for use in humans yet. More research is needed to determine its effectiveness and safety in the human population.

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