A biologic approach to jaw cavitations
Treating jaw cavitations for whole body health
Dental cavitations are lesions within the jawbone that harbor toxins and bacteria. Causes are not always known, but may include blood flow blockage, certain medicines, medical procedures, long-term alcohol use, injury or increased bone pressure. Bone cavitations are more severe than a cavity but can be hard to detect even with X-rays as they may not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, they are important to treat as they can cause infection and immune dysfunction, affecting your well-being and health.
Understanding the problem
Cavitations of the jaw may or may not cause pain. This raises the risk of a patient suffering from this condition for years without even knowing it. The problem is not just dead bone; it is what forms around it. The absence of healthy tissue facilitates the accumulation of bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
There are links between dental cavitations and other serious forms of disease such as heart disease, autoimmune diseases, HIV infection, sickle cell, pancreatitis, Gaucher’s disease, and others. Treating cavitations are therefore key for whole body health.
Symptoms of jaw cavitations
Headaches & Migraines
Atypical Facial Neuralgia
Finding the solution, the biologic approach to jaw cavitations
Prevention begins at home, a regimen of daily brushing and flossing, plus a Rejuvenation Health Dental Membership
is a good starting point. However, in some cases, this may not be enough. Cavitations might have already set in and you need to take action.
The good news is you have several options when it comes to effective treatment of jaw cavitations:
– The main treatment for dental cavitations is cleaning out the cavitation of all toxic substances, harmful bacteria, infected bone tissue, abscesses, and cysts. Laser therapy is non-invasive, precise, and much less painful than other conventional dental treatments.
– Ozone therapy is another potential treatment for dental cavitations. Oftentimes, a mix of oxygen and ozone fills the sinus and ear canals to fight harmful bacteria and other toxic substances. Ozone is a non-invasive way to clean out the toxins inside a cavitation and is highly effective against even antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains.
– Dental cavitation surgery is a procedure in which a dental surgeon or oral surgeon removes infected tissue through an incision in the gums, then disinfects the cavitations. Some experts recommend surgery as the first-line response to jawbone/dental cavitations.
Rejuvenation Health, offers non-invasive procedures to treat dental cavitations.
Using revolutionary BIOLASE technology, laser-based healing can kill harmful pathogens in cavitations without the pain and anxiety many associate with those outdated dentist drills.
Meet Online with Dr. Gerry Curatola and Team
STEP ONE Comprehensive telehealth consultation with Rejuvenation Health Team
STEP TWO Customized treatment plan development and review
STEP THREE Treatment scheduling with a dedicated patient coordinator
OUR DENTAL TEAM
Gerry Curatola DDS
Jeannie Grecco DDS
At Rejuvenation Health, your overall physical and emotional wellbeing are as important to us as your oral health. As a biologically driven multi-specialty dental team, we consider how what we do impacts all of you—not just your mouth. We offer all major sedation methods from local to general anesthesia, our practice is synonymous with sedation dentistry in New York, NY so that you can relax through your appointment without fear or pain.
We use local anesthesia, the foundational level of sedation, to numb treatment sites before a minor procedure. You remain completely alert under its effects.
We’ll prescribe a medication for you to take either before your visit or during it. The level of anxiety you have will determine the kind of medication we provide as well as the level of comfort you experience.
We administer nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, through a mask. Nitrous oxide keeps you alert but relaxed throughout your treatment, and its effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.
Administered intravenously, IV sedation puts you in a sleep-like state, though you’re not actually asleep. You won’t feel any sensation during your procedure, nor will you remember anything about it afterward.
Usually reserved for use during the most complex dental and medical procedures, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you fully unconscious for the duration of your procedure.