For most teenagers and young adults, wisdom teeth extraction is thought of as a routine procedure. In reality, though, these tooth extractions can cause cavitations, leading to hidden infections and other problems down the road.
Alireza Panahpour, DDS, a holistic dentist at The Systemic Dentist in Los Angeles, California, was recently interviewed by Wendy Myerson on The Detox Podcast about the problems cavitations can cause after wisdom teeth removal and the problems that can arise from infection if the extraction is faulty. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth cavitations and treatment.
What is cavitation?
Cavitations are holes that form in your bones. Left untreated, they can lead to issues like hidden dental infections that are hard to detect or inflammation in your mouth.
The vast majority of cavitations in your mouth are at sites where tooth extractions took place, especially wisdom teeth. They’re a surprising side effect to wisdom teeth extractions that aren’t always caught before causing problems.
Anyone can get cavitations after tooth extractions, but they’re especially common if your tooth isn’t 100% fully removed. Women also get cavitations more than men due to their different hormonal balance.
What problems can cavitations cause?
Dental cavitations can cause long-term, chronic problems in your mouth, jaw, and the rest of your body. The problem with cavitations is that these areas appear to have healed. In reality, damaged bacteria are still in there, potentially causing infections for decades to come.
When cavitations aren’t detected or are improperly treated after an extraction, there is a risk of developing a hidden infection. Because the tooth’s nerve has been removed or is dead, patients generally cannot feel these infections, and they’re difficult to diagnose from a 2D x-ray.
Unfortunately, even if you don’t notice the hidden infection, your immune system will. This means your immune system chronically battles dental infections, which research shows create health risks in your entire body as well as your jaw and mouth.
Medical problems Dr. Panahpour has seen form from hidden infections from cavitations include diabetes, jawbone or bodily pain, heart disease, gum disease, cancer, infertility, and other long-term, chronic conditions. These problems can plague you for years before you discover infections from cavitations are what’s causing them.
Diagnosing and treating cavitations
Treating cavitations and hidden infections is notoriously challenging, so it’s crucial to go to a skilled expert like Dr. Panahpour for your procedure. Dr. Panahpour is an elite cavitations doctor who specializes in treating hidden dental infections and maintains the most state-of-the-art training, techniques, and knowledge in his diagnosis and treatment.
Before starting treatment, Dr. Panahpour performs a diagnostic evaluation to confirm cavitations are the source of your symptoms and check for hidden dental infections from faulty root canals and infections. To diagnose and treat your cavitation, Dr. Panahpour uses his unique expertise and the most specialized and up to date equipment and procedures.
To treat the cavitation and hidden infections, Dr. Panahpour flushes out the cavitation, cleans it, and ensures all materials that cause infection or other complications are fully removed from your mouth. He uses different techniques customized to your needs to remove damaged or diseased tissue.
Dr. Panahpour works with the most highly skilled and qualified medical teams worldwide during cavitation treatment. He also collaborates with your doctor and encourages them to request 3D bone scan direct resonance digital imaging as part of the diagnostic process.
As part of your healing process from cavitations and hidden dental infections, Dr. Panahpour often recommends a protocol of supplements. They help make your immune system stronger and reduce the amount and number of antibiotics you need.
Correcting previous cavitation treatment
If you’ve previously had a cavitation procedure done but are still having some of the same symptoms, it might be that your previous cavitation treatment wasn’t done correctly. This means hidden dental infections and inflammation are still likely causing problems.
It’s so common for cavitation not to be treated correctly that Dr. Panahpour performs more cavitation procedure corrections than original treatments.
Therefore, if you have concerns about your previous cavitation treatment, Dr. Panahpour offers a second opinion and performs any necessary corrections to make your cavitation go away for good.
Make an appointment today if you have health symptoms
If you have symptoms in your mouth or elsewhere in your body and haven’t been able to determine the cause, Dr. Panpour can determine if cavitations or another dental issue is causing them. Many doctors and dentists aren’t familiar with cavitations or aren’t experienced in their treatment, but fortunately, diagnosing the root cause of various dental issues is a specialty of Dr. Panahpour.
If you believe you have cavitations that haven’t been treated or treated improperly, call 310-986-6001 to schedule an evaluation today.