Our experienced dentist provides treatments for cavitations to help you regain your health and wellbeing. Cavitations, or holes in the bone, have a significant impact on your oral and overall health. We are committed to helping you regain your health and enjoy a better quality of life.
What is a Cavitation?
A cavitation is a hole in the bone, usually in the area where a tooth has been removed. It occurs when the bone has not healed and filled in properly, and may occur in any area of the body. Cavitations occur for a variety of reasons, including localized trauma, poor circulation, clotting disorders, the use of steroids and the use of dental anesthetics containing epinephrine. When cavitations occur in the jaw bone, it is often as a result of periodontal membrane that has been left behind after an extraction. This membrane causes an incomplete healing to take place, leaving a hole or a soggy place inside the jaw bone.
Cavitations act as breeding grounds for bacteria and toxins, which multiply inside the cavitations and which can lead to a variety of problems, including digestive problems, chronic fatigue, increased stress on the body and general feelings of illness. When you visit our office, our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if you have a cavitation, and if so, which type of treatment will provide you with the best results.
After you have been diagnosed with a cavitation, our dentist may recommend treating the area with surgical debridement. We provide anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the procedure, and may recommend vitamin supplements to encourage the formation of new tissue. During the procedure, we will remove the “dead” bone tissue in the cavitation until only solid, healthy bone remains and thoroughly clean the cavitation site. Ozone therapy may also be used to help prevent infection and encourage healing.
Following your treatment, we will provide you with post-operative instructions to help you recover.
For more information about treating cavitations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Julia Gorelik, please contact Gorelik Dentistry today.