Correct Pre- and Post- Extraction Protocols For Cavitation Surgery

When you decide to get a cavitation surgery, it’s important to adhere to the proper protocols for it to be a success. All the involved parties (patient, physician and dentist) must be actively involved to play their parts, and we are there for you as your first choice in San Diego dental treatment.

Understanding Dental Foci and Disturbed Fields

A dental focus is an area in the mouth which is chronically infected. Dental foci can remain unnoticed for years as they only manifest mild symptoms of pain and swelling. However, the disturbed fields caused by the dental focal infection are not as mild. They tend to cause ipsilateral (same side as the dental focus) disturbed fields.

Conservative Biological Dentistry

A good dentist will never recommend extraction until he or she has exhausted all the other treatments. In addition, both dentists and holistic physicians will first adequately diagnose the problem before recommending any treatment. Before extracting teeth, it’s always important to remove all toxic dental materials such as nickel and mercury from the teeth. This helps to prevent galvanic dental focus (the intermittent pain induced by two different metals placed near or on a tooth.)

X-Rays for Diagnosis

It’s important to have a periapical view to be able to diagnose the problem correctly. A black radiolucency at the root of the tooth means there’s cavitation in the jawbone. In such a case, there’s little that can be done to save the tooth; hence the only option left is to extract it or do a root canal. However, if there’s no black circular area, then the dentist and physician can be able to save the tooth using other treatments. But you cannot rely on x-rays only. If symptoms persist, it would be better to use further imaging studies.

Extraction or Root Canal?

Most dentists believe that root canal should only be done if a patient has good health. This should be accompanied by regular monitoring of the tooth and the disturbed areas. On the other hand, extraction is most appropriate for patients suffering from chronic illnesses.

History of Cavitation Surgery

Cavitation surgery refers to the dental procedure of removing dead bone from jawbone to allow new healthy bone to grow. Having treated many of chronic osteitis areas, Dr. G.V. Black noted that the cavitations were a progressive death of bone, but not even the larger cavitation areas caused swelling, redness, fever, or any other symptoms associated with dental infections. He also observed that the cavitations could be treated by removing the dead bone until good bone forms.

How to Choose a Good Biological Dentist

It is important to find a well-trained and experienced biological dentist to carry out a cavitation surgery. One way to do this is to get a referral from your holistic doctor, or a family member, work colleague, or friend who has had a successful surgery.

Pre-Cavitation

  • Remove all heavy metals from the patient’s mouth
  • Ensure the patient’s liver, and kidney are functioning at their optimum level
  • If the patient is very ill, have him or her in their deepest homeopathic remedy for a month or two before the surgery to boost their metabolic, nervous and immune systems.
  • Check if the patient has any chronic tonsil focal infections
  • Check if the patient is deficient in proteins

Healing Period

It’s important for patients to have at least three days of rest after cavitation surgery. However, it’s recommended that patients get five days of good rest. Engaging in strenuous activities can cause a dry socket to form, which would require the surgery to be redone.

During this period, the patient can use a therapeutic laser to treat the surgical site and isopathic drops to augment healing. Acute homeopathic remedies can also help reduce pain and heal the site. The patient should also take nutrient-dense bone broths, especially during the first two days.

Post-Cavitation

After the surgery, it’s important to visit the dentist to assess your progress and remove any stitches. The doctor will also check autonomic ganglia near the site as well as any related disturbed fields, and treat them if necessary. This ensures that no toxins come back to the dental focal area.

To find out if cavitation treatment is right for you, call 619-640-5100 for a free consultation with Dr. Woods.

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