Dental cavitation is a hole in the jaw bone, an often infected area 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 biological dentists at NIHA are able to diagnose these lesions as well as provide treatment. It is important to have an assessment from a biological dentist trained in this area to determine the source of pain and condition. We treat people from all over the country and have helped them restore their health.


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 Integrative Medical-Dental position paper: NICO, cavitations

Dental Foci Article