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What You Need To Know About Cavitation

The majority of individuals who have undergone through a tooth extraction process tend to have phantom pain. In most cases, they might feel the pain in the tooth adjacent to the extraction region.  Even with the help of technology such as MRIs, X-rays, and CAT scans, professionals are still unable to identify the cause of the pain, and the general assumption is always nerve damage. While the idea of cavitation has been in the dentistry field for many years, many dentists are not conversant with the disease, and they don’t know how to cure the disease.

What is Cavitation?

cavitation diagramCavitation is the hole left in the bone, usually the gap that remains once a tooth is extracted. It might be caused by the latest removal or one that was done a few years ago. However, cavitation is mostly brought by the extraction site that didn’t heal well.

How do Cavitations Occur?

Wrong cleaning of the removal region can lead to cavitation. The work of the ligaments is to hold the teeth in the sockets. When these tissues are not taken out during the tooth removal process, the bone will not be filled well, and this will leave a gap in the bone in the jaw region. Once this occurs, the healing procedure is interrupted, and cavitation occurs.

Why are Cavitations Dangerous?

The cavitation holes can trigger the flourishing of bacteria that can release debilitating toxins.  According to the recent findings, the toxins tend to be extremely neurotoxic, which implies that they can impair the normal functioning of important body systems. The harmful toxins achieve this by deterring the absorption of proteins and enzymes hence disturbing the functions of cellular. This process will contribute to, or induce some diseases.

Any contamination in your mouth must be taken seriously since the space between the brain, and the infection is too small. Cavitation can cause osteonecrosis or dead bone substances in the jaw. People with this condition will suffer from nerve pains in the face, head and head, and even in the whole body.

How Can You Prevent Cavitations?

Preventing cavitation comprises the removal or proper modification of initiating, predisposing, and risk factors. There are modern equipment, items and innovative application that might enhance the prevention and cure process and improve the bone regeneration procedure.  Numerous questions remain unanswered, and more studies are conducted to perfect the prevention and treatment of cavitation. Many people are getting relief from systemic and local signs, ailments and pain through surgical cure of cavitation.

What to do When You Have a Cavitation

An ideal cure for this condition is surgery. This process aims to clear all dead materials left during the extraction of the tooth. The process cleanses and disinfects the affected areas. Talk to Dr. Woods  if you want to know more about cavitations – 619-359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: When The Seasons Change, Change Your Toothbrush


Whether you use an electric toothbrush or the old-fashioned kind, frequent replacement means bristles that clean better and means that you to throw away any bacteria, germs and gunk that isn’t washing away – so change your toothbrush when the seasons change and you’ll always remember. No matter what brush you use, contact Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Great Teeth Are Part Of The Complete Package


If you spend hours plucking, waxing and whatever else you to do look your best but don’t spend much time cleaning and taking care of your teeth, you’re neglecting the first things many people notice – and not presenting a complete package to the world. Let us help you determine how healthy and beautiful your teeth are at a FREE consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: If You Don’t Drink, We Apologize…


But we hope you get the idea. Some of life’s moments just won’t come off your teeth without professional help – and we’re here for you when you’re ready to have whiter teeth no matter what you’ve been up to. Contact Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental and oral health assessment.

Cost of Holistic/Biomimetic Dentistry Versus Value for Money

Value for Money in Dentistry

Tdental costshere has been a lot of confusion about what people consider as ‘value for money’ in dentistry. This has been largely influenced by traditional dentistry which has created a certain illusion about ‘value’ being determined by dental insurance. Think about it – does that cheap insurance policy that you have cover the various treatment options your teeth might need?

Traditional dentistry views the jaw, teeth, and gums as one mechanism that’s independent of all other mechanisms such that whenever a problem arises, they can just fix it without thinking about the rest of your body. Unfortunately, this kind of fixing does not last, and patients usually end up going back to the dentist or developing other problems such as chronic diseases. Is that value?

The Cost of Traditional Dentistry

People often find biomimetic dentistry too expensive. However, a couple of years after getting a traditional treatment, they start getting dental problems and realize that the treatment was not good enough to maintain the health of their natural teeth. Unfortunately, this is the scenario that countless patients have experienced and dearly regret not getting a better treatment option in the first place.

While the conventional treatment procedure solves the immediate problem, it does not last for long. The drilling and use of fillings usually damage the tooth, and this is likely to cost you more in the future. Therefore, the cost of traditional dentistry is the cost of the initial examination and treatment plus the cost of all ensuing additional or repeat treatments.

Biomimetic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry uses natural materials to treat decayed, damaged or diseased tooth. However, what really stands out is that, unlike traditional dentistry that damages even the healthy tooth structure, biomimetic seeks to save the maximum healthy tooth structure possible. And this is one of the main reasons why Dr. Woods uses this conservative approach. The procedure mimics the natural tooth functioning and maintains the healthy relationships that exist between different mechanisms within the mouth. Therefore, it does not affect the mouth-body connection hence safe for your holistic body health.

Though the initial examination and treatment cost is higher, biomimetic treatment lasts way longer than traditional treatment. As a result, you don’t incur subsequent costs for extra or repeat treatments. Therefore, you save more in the long run. This is where the difference comes between biomimetic costs and traditional costs.

We cannot insist enough on how important your oral hygiene is to you. And since the mouth and body are connected, oral health is interlinked with your general health, well-being, and quality of life. Dr. Woods takes this very seriously, and therefore, does everything possible to ensure your overall well-being. And what better way than offering holistic dentistry?

Holistic/conservative dentistry seeks to treat the whole patient, and not just the symptoms. Dr. Woods, therefore, addresses the root of the problem to ensure that the problem does not recur nor affect other parts of your body and your overall health. Getting value for money in dentistry is not how much time you spend with the dentist, but rather, how well you’re treated as a whole by the dentist.

Teeth Are Fun: Love Yourself, Your Teeth And You SO, And Show It!


Flossing may not be something you love to do, but it makes real sense if you love yourself and your teeth – and it’s also a great idea if you don’t want rotting food particles in your mouth when you kiss your significant other. If you have oral health issues or think you might, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a FREE oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: You Guessed It, Fun Is Our Favorite F Word!


You can have fun flossing and, well, doing a lot of other things that start with F – like flower arranging. But flossing is the only F word that can help you keep your teeth and keep them healthy. See how you’re doing when you call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 and come in for your free oral health consultation.