Natural Dentistry and How to heal Dental Cavitations
While most people are familiar with dental cavities, dental cavitations are a less well-known oral health problem. Dental cavitation can occur after traumatic injuries, tooth extractions, root canal therapy, infections, or other issues that cause blood flow blockages in the bone. At Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, Florida, health-minded patients are often interested in learning how to heal dental cavitations using a holistic, biological approach to ensure the best long-term outcomes for their health and wellness.
Dental cavitation causes and symptoms
Dental cavitations develop when the healthy jawbone cells lose their blood flow and die, which leaves a hole in the bone where harmful bacteria and toxins can accumulate. While certain risk factors increase the likelihood of developing cavitations, such as gum disease, smoking, or a family history of clotting disorders, they can occur in anyone. Cavitations can form in any bone in the body, not just the bone in the jaw.
Symptoms of cavitations may include:
- Pain in the face or jaw area
- “Phantom toothache,” or pain in a place where a tooth has been extracted
- Chronic headaches
Many cavitations can be present for years without producing noticeable symptoms. However, left untreated, bone cavitations can cause oral health problems and systemic health issues due to the build-up of toxins and systemic inflammation.
Holistic therapies for cavitations
Treating cavitations typically requires removing the unhealthy bone area and surrounding abscesses, cysts, or other diseased tissue. Dr. Beata Carlson and Associates use ozone therapy during the procedure because it offers many benefits in the context of cavitation treatment:
- Ozone is a natural disinfectant, helping sterilize the treatment area to eliminate bacteria and other pathogens.
- Ozone enhances the body’s immune response and stimulates healthy blood flow to the area, promoting bone regeneration and remineralization.
In some cases, ozone therapy alone or low-level laser therapy can be used without the need for surgery. Low-level laser therapy has many of the same health-promoting properties that ozone therapy does, including:
- Anti-viral and anti-bacterial
- Increases vasodilation and circulation
- Promotes collagen synthesis
Dr. Carlson will help you determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. If surgery is required, we will provide you with all of the preliminary and after-care information you need, along with holistic products that can help promote optimal healing and recovery.
Learn more in an evaluation
If you suspect that you might have dental cavitation, your oral health and overall well-being need to work with a dentist who has an in-depth understanding of cavitations. Dr. Beata Carlson will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth and talk with you about any oral or systemic symptoms you may be having. She may also use dental imaging to get a clear image of your bone structure. Based on this in-depth consultation, Dr. Carlson will develop a treatment plan to address your oral health issues with holistic therapies designed to provide the best long-term outcomes.
Call Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, at 727-888-6929 today to schedule your consultation!