A cavitation is a hole in the bone (because of a pulled tooth) which has not
healed correctly. The tissue in the cavitation such as the ligaments which once
held the tooth become infected. The highly toxic bacteria produced can cause
osteonecrosis (bone death), weaken overall health and contribute to health
problems often without any obvious pain in the jaw area.
For many years the dental community had insisted that cavitations were rare.
There is growing evidence, however, that cavitations from pulled teeth are a
widespread problem. In 1996, the Journal of the Advancement in Medicine
which discusses the issue of silent infections from cavitations. In an
in the Townsend Letters for Doctors, George Meinig, DDS & Dr. M. LaMarche
discuss recent research showing that approximately 98% of cavitations have
Because x-rays cannot detect cavitations in most cases, a device was invented by
Jones which can reported detect cavitations with a very high degree of
accuracy. It is called the Cavitat. It uses ultrasound to accurately detect the
cavitations. The goal is to make this device available to dentists by the end of
March, 1998. Clearly, the dentists who will first order the Cavitat are those
who practice Holistic (or low-toxicity) Dentistry and who keep up with the
current scientific literature.
For root canal problems, there are several possible solutions:
Dr. Robert Nara's Solution
The second solution that is common amongst persons trying to regain
their health is to have the tooth pulled.
Biocalcex is said to fully steralize the canals.
Restoration -- Possible commercially available solution in the near
I know that if I already had a root canal, I would either pull the tooth or at
minimum get it redone with biocalcex as a preventive safety measure. If I had a
chronic illness (e.g., arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, etc.), I would
definately consider have the root canals cleaned up.
For dentists experienced working with and diagnosing issues related to
cavitations and root canal problems, please see the "DentalHelp" practitioner