If you’ve recently had a tooth extraction or a similar dental surgery done‚ you’ll need to careful that cavitations don’t occur. Cavitations are a problematic dental issue that often can’t be detected without the use of X–rays as they can be difficult to catch. In fact‚ you might not even realize sometimes that you have cavitations. Because of this‚ it’s important to learn more about them and how your dentist can help you catch them.
What Exactly are Cavitations?
Cavitations are when bacteria forms a hole in the jaw. Unlike cavities‚ this bacteria buries itself deep into the bone which is why it can be difficult to detect sometimes. If not treated‚the bacteria will continue to spread in your tooth which can eventually destroy your entire jawbone.This dental problem forms deep caves into your tooth and jaw but doesn’t create obvious signs of inflammation. Because of this‚ many common symptoms of inflammation‚ like toothaches and fevers‚ don’t occur.
How Are They Formed?
These issues are often formed when tissue (usually the periodontal membrane) is left behind after a tooth extraction or similar dental procedure. Because the tissue no longer has a base to support it‚ the area is easier for bacteria to form which can cause the tissue to break down and create a deep hole in your tooth.
Any ligaments left behind from your dental procedure are often so small that your dentist might miss them when they are cleaning the area up. Eventually‚ this can cause slight discomfort in the jaw because the bone is rotting‚ despite there being no obvious symptoms.
How They Can Be Fixed
There are a few ways cavitations can be fixed. One of the main ways to remove them is by having your dentist do a surgical procedure which will allow them to remove the diseased area to prevent it from causing more harm. However‚ sometimes surgery doesn’t always remove every piece of infected bone which means the problem can reform again. After surgery‚ if your situation happens to be very bad‚ your dentist might suggest getting a jaw implant replacement for the area to help seal it up.
Sometimes dentists will also perform laser surgery. This will involve them zapping a laser beam into the cavitation pocket which can help to destroy the bacteria in it. However‚ this treatment might take a few sessions before you see full results.
If your cavitation doesn’t seem to be very serious‚ your dentist might prescribe you with some antibiotics. The antibiotics will get to work killing off the bacteria in the cavitations.
Some dentist might even suggest you try some certain holistic approaches‚ like a change in diet‚ so you don’t need to take any form of medication.
Cavitations are a tricky problem that many don’t often realize they have. Due to this‚ it can be hard to understand what they are and how they can be fixed. However‚ by keeping the information mentioned above in mind‚ you can keep an eye out for them with the help of your dentist.
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