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cavitation x-rayCavitation refers to a gap in the jawbone, that usually occurs when a tooth is extracted, and the jawbone isn't filled in well. In the past decades, the term was used to refer to some bone lesions that seem both as unfilled gaps in the bones and gaps sealed with dead materials. In most cases, cavitation is caused by ischemic osteonecrosis, because of the flow of the blood in the bone marrow or a painful bone cyst. Doctors recommend surgical extraction of the dead bone sites. We first use less traumatic precautions, and then where the affected person has a major health effect and other ways can't work, we use surgery.

When teeth are removed through the normal dental process, the surrounding membrane is left in the bone. Hypothetically, once the tooth is extracted, the body system will seal the gap in the jawbone. However, if the tissue is not removed, incomplete healing will happen, and this will leave a space or spongy space inside the bone. Professionals speculate that maybe it’s because the jawbone cells on the two sides sense the existence of periodontal tissue and believe that the tooth still exists in its place.

Ondodontic swellings are a common occurrence in the tooth gums at the top of the teeth, which have spaces of bacterial contagion that can lead to swelling and pain.

Note that cavitation can happen in any type of bone and not only jawbone. Other causes of cavitation can be limited pains, deprived blood flow to the site, clotting diseases and utilization of steroid.

However, if you observed an X-ray of a removed tooth region, the membrane will create a duplicate that seems to be a sleuth of the teeth. In most cases, this is symptomatic of cavitation. While many dentists are familiar with this ghost tooth, they don’t diagnose it as an area of potential issues.


What is Contained in a Cavitation?

Inside the hole, bacteria build up, and abnormal cells increase. Cavitations serve as a production site for the germs and their contaminants. Research indicates that the waste products from the bacteria can be very poisonous. Cavitations can lead to obstructions of the energy apogees and exert a far-fetching effect on the general systems.


The Effects of Cavitations

Recent research findings indicate that cavitation tissues have toxins that hinder the body enzyme systems required in the creation of energy. The toxins will generate systemic impact and also play a vital role in the localized illness processes. This affects the supply of blood in the jawbone. If the toxins mix with heavy metals or chemicals, they can be very dangerous.


Cavitations and Root Canals

In most cases, the imperfect sealing of root canals allows bacteria to enter thereby causing residual infection. The material used in root canals is prone to shrinkage which leaves gaps that allow bacteria into the cavitation. Tests carried out on root canal teeth found cavitations near or under 90% of them.


Chronic Health Conditions Related to Cavitations

Research has shown that bacteria from the mouth can play a major role in causing different liver, kidney, heart, and immune issues. Another research found certain bacteria to be influential in low birth weight and preterm delivery. The bacteria contained in root canals produce toxins that can cause chronic health conditions like cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular conditions, kidney conditions, and neurological conditions. 


Treatment of Cavitations

Many cavitations have been successfully treated. Dr. Woods and others recommend two ways of treating cavitations. The first one involves injecting Sanum remedies into the affected area, then applying infrared light to the area. The other method is surgery to clean the ligament left after extraction. 

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