What is a cavitation?
This picture shows a dental cavitation – which occurs when an unhealed hole in your jawbone is compromised by bacteria, resulting in chronic irritation and/or infection.
Chronic dental focal infections can be difficult to diagnose. In contrast to acute illnesses such as ear infections that can feel quite fiery and hot, typically dental foci “smolder” for years, manifesting only mild and intermittent symptoms of pain and swelling.
- Why would you have a tooth extracted?
- Why would a dentist leave the periodontal ligament behind?
- Why could this be a problem?
- Why are dental focal infections difficult to diagnose?
- How would you know if you had a cavitation?