What Are Dental Cavitations?

If the area where a tooth is removed doesn’t heal properly, a hole persists in the bone. A hole is called a cavity, so these jawbones holes have been called dental cavitations. These holes contain dead or dying bone and microbial infections.

The first dental cavitations were found in the early 1900s and were called NICO lesions (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis).

Further research by German toxicologists has shown these jaw bone holes to contain a slew of chemicals and heavy metals.

dental cavitations
dental cavitations

These dental cavitations are found in areas where the teeth have been removed, usually in the wisdom tooth area. I find that a large majority of people have one or more areas where a wisdom tooth has been removed that have an unhealed cavity in the bone.

Why are bony cavitations a problem?

These dental cavitations block the blood supply to the bone, which leads to further bone death and a larger area of cavitation. These can be found on a dental-specific CBCT scan, and I highly recommend you be screened for them by a dentist that is able to read the CT scan and look for areas of decreased bone density.

These toxic sinkholes contain microbes that impair your energy production. This can slow you down and lead to fatigue, brain fog, and other energy-related problems. In fact, dental cavitations have been linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

There is current research in Germany also showing a correlation between these bone cavitations and other serious systemic diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, including heart disease and arthritis, and brain and nerve problems.

How to treat cavitations?

There are few dentists who know how to diagnose bony cavitations properly, and even fewer who know how to treat them. My recommendation is to find a dentist with significant experience removing the dead bone and disinfecting the site, as well as stimulating the area to heal and grow new bone. This is a very specialized surgery that needs to be done with care.

Fall-off-the-bone Crockpot Chicken (makes 3 meals!!)

Stacey was sick and didn’t know why. She was in her early 30s, and had to quit a career she loved and move back in with her parents. She spent most of her days in bed, waking up late and lacking the energy to even get out of bed.

She gained unexplained weight, had chronic energy issues, and her mother was afraid Stacey might not make it through these challenges.

They had been to so many doctors, tried so many things, and nothing had made a significant improvement in her health or her energy. She was referred to my office to see if she had bony cavitations.

On a CBCT scan, we found areas areas of cavitated bone in all of her wisdom tooth removal sites. She also had an infected root canal tooth.

In one appointment, all of the cavitation areas were opened up, cleaned, sterilized and a stem cell-containing product from her own blood was placed into the areas to encourage growth. The root canal tooth was also removed and an immediate ceramic implant was placed.

She reported feeling more like herself the afternoon of the surgery, and the next day her mother found her doing dishes, rather than in bed for the first time in years.

Stacey started walking, and is now walking eight miles each day. She just left on a long-awaited trip to China that she never thought she would be able to take. Cleaning up her past dentistry saved her life.


More Than Just a Dental Exam, Your Total Care Dental Physical Includes

  • A Cone Beam CT Scan to identify problems related to old root canals, extraction sites, or failed tooth fillings.
  • An adrenal test, pH test, Heart Rate Variability test, blood pressure, microscope bacterial analysis, and a 40-point intraoral exam. (We make sure there is no stone uncovered when it comes to your health)
  • Screenings for problems related to infection, toxic metals, airway problems, or sleep issues.