osteonecrosisOsteonecrosis of the jawbone, also called cavitations, are hollow places in jawbones. Dr. G.V. Black, described this cavitation process as early as 1915 where he described a progressive disease process in the jawbone which killed bone cells and produced a large cavitation area or areas within the jawbones.

Theoretically, when a tooth has been pulled, the body will eventually fill in the space in the bone where the tooth once was. But when the membrane is left behind, an incomplete healing commonly takes place which leaves a hole or a spongy place inside the jaw bone. Experts speculate that perhaps this is because the bone cells on either side sense the presence of the periodontal membrane and “think” that the tooth is still there. This appears to be one common cause of cavitations.

Odontogenic cysts are also commonly occurring usually in the gums at the tip of a tooth, that have pockets of bacterial infection that can cause inflammation and pain in some cases similar to cavitations. Bacterial infections are also known to have systemic effects.

What’s hiding inside?

Inside a cavitation, bacteria flourish and deviant cells multiply. Cavitations act as a breeding ground for bacteria and their toxins. Research has shown these bacterial waste products to be extremely potent. Cavitations can also cause blockages on the body’s energy meridians and can exert far-reaching impact on the overall system. Investigation has revealed that some cavitations are reservoirs of huge amounts of mercury and other toxic substances. Cavitations may be a source of low level or high level stress on the entire body..