Cavitations in the jaw usually occur as a result of infections or trauma after tooth extraction. A Cavitation is a hollow area in the bones that develops if the blood supply to the bone is deprived. The bone dies and a hole develops to which anaerobic bacteria migrate.
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. Chapter 13 . CAVITATIONS: Hidden Problems in Your Jaw . Extracting a tooth would normally solve the problem of a badly decayed, broken or abscessed tooth. Sometimes however new problems emerge at the point of extraction. This happens mainly with wisdom teeth or molars. If the periodontal membrane (the tissue that holds the tooth […]