Cavitations are infected areas in the jaw which  developed where permanent teeth were extracted, or root canal teeth are located. Many biological dentists and physicians believe that cavitations in the jaw bone may contribute to chronic infection or illness. 

The jaws and skull are the most vulnerable bones in the body; easily compromised nerves pass through them and they are exposed to a hostile external environment through the teeth which can decay and become impacted, abscessed, or extracted. These all cause cavitations (holes) in the jawbone.

We have unique assessment tools to detect and precisely measure necrosis and bone loss of the jawbone, including Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis, (NICO), osteomyelitis and periodontal pockets.

These lesions, jaw bone infection or cavitations, can and do produce debilitating toxins, and are often located in old extraction sites and under or near the roots of root canal teeth, dead teeth and wisdom teeth.These dental cavitations must be ruled out as a source of either chronic pain or chronic illness.

The trained biological dentists at NIHA are able to diagnose these lesions as well as provide treatment.


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 Integrative Medical-Dental position paper: NICO, cavitations

Dental Foci Article