Get relief from years of facial pain, headaches, and other disruptive and destructive conditions in a single treatment at Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County. Patients whose cavitations have been treated by Dr. Smida experience improvements in symptoms related to other, serious medical conditions, from cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases to rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
What exactly is a “cavitation”?
You are probably familiar with the term “cavity.” In the dental world, cavities are holes in the tooth caused by damage such as progressive decay. Cavitations are holes in the jawbone. Unlike cavities with dark spots that may be seen in the mirror, cavitations are typically not visible and require highly-specialized skill and expertise to identify their presence.
Cavitation largely describes a process in which restricted blood flow gives rise to these holes. The resulting hole can harbor bacteria, potent toxins, and even large amounts of mercury, yeast, and fungi. You can imagine how these substances stress your body, a process made worse by the fact that these cavitations block natural meridians. Each tooth resides along one of these energy pathways, and each meridian is linked to certain organs, tissues, and systems.
Cavitations are generally produced when a surgical or extraction site does not heal properly. What often happens is the fibrous periodontal ligament is not entirely removed or removed in a haphazard fashion during, for example, extraction of a wisdom tooth.
Since a portion of the ligament remains, the surrounding bone doesn’t receive “notification” that the tooth is gone. In turn, the process of regenerating bone doesn’t occur. Due to the loss of blood supply to the bone, formerly healthy tissue begins to die.
How does Dr. Smida treat cavitations?
While there are many methods to promote healing, the only way to remove dead tissue is to thoroughly clean out the cavitation. Otherwise, necrosis spreads and causes further destruction to the bone, nerves, blood vessels, and teeth.
Oral surgeons in and around Petaluma may use more traumatic methods or conventional surgical methods may have contributed to the cavitation. As a biological dentist and holistic practitioner, Dr. Smida takes pride in offering gentle techniques to effectively clear affected tissue with minimal trauma to the site. For instance, she may use homeopathic medications injected into the site to resolve cavitations. These injections may be used in conjunction with light-based therapies. Once cleaned and disinfected, new bone cells will fill the recessed area.
Oxygen or ozone therapy has also been found to successfully treat cavitations and, importantly, resolve pain and improve symptoms of disease related to these conditions.
Another powerful method to speed up beneficial regenerative processes comes in the form of “Platelet Rich Fibrin.” Known as a healing aid in dentistry, PRF is derived from the patient’s own blood, which is spun in a centrifuge to isolate and purify the body’s natural healing and growth factors. When applied to the surgical site, inflammation is regulated, wounds heal more quickly, and blood flow is stimulated, along with bone and soft tissue growth.
The dentist’s office may just have the answers to transform your life for the better. Call (707) 781-8550 to schedule an examination at Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County.