What the heck is a cavitation?
Cavity and cavitation sound awfully similar. They both come from the same root word which means hole. Cavity refers to a hole in a tooth where as cavitation is a hole in a bone, specifically jaw bone in this instance.
How on earth would someone develop a hole in their jaw bone?
Cavitation(s) are incomplete healing of the jawbone after the loss of a tooth or having one pulled. Other possibilities are having an adult tooth lodged in your jaw (the tooth never came in) or having a broken piece of a baby tooth lodged in your jaw.
Any of these scenarios will cause a build up of anaerobic bacteria and their waste products.
The waste products significantly affect the blood supply to the jawbone and as a result the bone cannot get proper nutrients to live and function.
When this happens the bone dies and harbors nasty infections that can spread to other parts of your body like your heart, breast tissues, gut, sinuses, brain, and more via the lymphatic system.
This is why over the years, cavitations havebeen linked to a vast array of inflammatory diseases:
- Autoimmune conditions such as ALS
- Cancer (breast)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Gut dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue
- Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic headaches and migraines
The material found in cavitation sites are very close in nature to wet gangrene. How gross is that!!!
As you can see it’s very important to find out if you have a cavitation present especially if you are struggling with health issues.
The only way to determine if you have a cavitation present is to get a cone beam scan done. Its a CT scan, as X-rays likely will not show the presence of a cavitation.
The likelihood of a cavitation being present is 77% if you have ever had an extraction done regardless of which tooth. And at least 88% in the extraction of wisdom teeth1. So it’s pretty likely you have at least one if you have had all 4 wisdom teeth removed.