Ozone Therapy & Cavitations

Ozone was first used for medical purposes in the 1870s, specifically to sterilize blood samples in laboratories. Ozone has the ability to kill various types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

In dentistry, Ozone is used for a wide range of applications, including wound healing, treating dental caries, gum diseases, and post-surgical care. Ozone works by producing free radicals that destroy the cell walls of microorganisms and reduce inflammation. It also promotes the growth of new blood vessels and oxygen supply to tissues, aiding in the healing process. 

Ozone therapy is utilized to enhance bone healing after extractions, bone grafting, and implant placement. This is achieved by sterilizing the surgical site and improving blood flow to the affected area. These actions help prevent infections and promote bone formation, ultimately improving the healing process.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9981511/ 


The trauma caused by dental treatments can lead to a condition called jawbone necrosis. Procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, scaling, extractions, root canals, and injections can reduce blood supply to the jawbone. This hinders the removal of toxins and the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the bone. Tooth extractions and drilling can directly damage the jawbone.

Cavitations are holes or deteriorated areas in the jawbone that have a significant impact on health. The term "cavitation" was first used in medical literature to describe bone deterioration and loss. In dentistry, cavitations refer to a condition where dead tissue forms in the jawbone, separate from infected teeth and gums. It was previously known as "chronic osteitis."

Cavitations can occur after tooth extractions when the periodontal membrane surrounding the tooth is not completely removed. The bone that regrows in the extracted area may be incomplete, with holes and spongy tissue instead of healthy bone. This resulting defect is called a cavitation.

The hollow space of a cavitation becomes a breeding ground for microorganisms. Initially, the condition may be symptomless as long as the microorganisms remain contained in that area. However, over time, weakened natural defenses allow the microorganisms and their toxins to spread throughout the body via the lymph, blood, and nerves.

Cavitations can lead to systemic conditions causing pain, weakness, impaired nutrition, and various diseases in organs and glands. Referred pains in the face or head are common symptoms associated with cavitations. Other conditions include inflammations of the heart valves, muscles, pericardium, nerves, as well as neuralgias.

Metastatic infections resulting from cavitations can also contribute to ulcers, gall bladder issues, cystitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, rheumatism, asthma, nephritis, thyroid disease, herpes, iritis, poliomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, certain skin disorders, diabetes, migraines, hypertension, and more.

Cavitations often go undetected as they do not typically display common signs of infection like pain, redness, fever, or pus. Additionally, many dentists are not well-educated about cavitations and may not recognize them.

Proper imaging, such as Cone Beam imaging, is crucial for diagnosing and treating cavitations. X-rays alone may not provide a complete understanding of the three-dimensional problem. Atlantic Oral Surgery Center offers the necessary imaging technology to detect these lesions.

The treatment for cavitations involves surgically removing infected and gangrenous bone. If not completely removed, the underlying cause of the condition remains, and toxins will continue to circulate in the body. Surgery is simpler when performed on recent extraction sites, but older extraction sites pose more challenges in imaging and complete removal of infected tissue.

Patients with chronic cavitations may need an individualized protocol involving detoxification and rebuilding of their system using a combination of nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic remedies.

Source: Stockton, Susan. Beyond Amalgam: The Health Hazard Posed by Jawbone Cavitations. Power of One Publishing: Aurora, CO, 2000 and https://www.atlanticoralsurgery.com/procedures/cavitations-ozone/


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