How a cavity in a tooth is different than cavitations, as explained by Tucson area dentist
Posted By Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman
Tucson area patients know the problems associated with poor oral health care. A tooth may develop a cavity or the mouth may be affected by periodontal disease. These issues are seen in patients who have not been visiting the dentist regularly or fail to take a proactive approach to their dental health. However, there are other problems that may exist where patients cannot see them – including cavitation.
Tooth cavity vs. cavitation
A cavity is different from cavitation. A tooth cavity is an area of the tooth that has developed a hole in it. It requires a dental filling to repair and seal the hole to keep bacteria from entering. However, cavitation is different. Cavitation occurs when there is a hole in the jawbone. Bacteria may cause this by entering the bone after a root canal or other oral surgery that has exposed the area to the elements. Cavitation is a hole that can affect the health of the jaw and result in natural, healthy teeth becoming loose.
Treatment of cavitation
Surgical treatments are performed to remove the dead bone, soft tissue, or debris. Patients may also undergo:
Other natural techniques
These may be performed to address the bacteria and create a sterile environment.
Schedule an appointment today!
It is important to diagnose cavitation as early as possible. Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman, DMD MPH is a biological dentist who can check one’s oral health and discuss the negative aspects of problems such as cavitation which can continue over the course of many years without a proper diagnosis. If you believe you are suffering from cavitation, it is essential to seek effective treatment. Contact Tucson Biological Dentistry today for an evaluation by calling (520) 326-0082 and visit the practice conveniently located at 1601 N. Tucson Boulevard, Suite #35.
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