Cavitations occur when there is an infection or necrotic tissue in the jawbone after a tooth extraction or root canal treatment. These silent but potentially harmful voids can go unnoticed for years, causing a host of health issues. At Cape Fear Smiles, we understand the impact cavitations can have on your overall well-being, which is why we offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options to address this concern. Our highly skilled team, led by experienced dentists, is dedicated to minimizing the risks associated with cavitations and helping patients find relief.

When cavitations are present, they can disrupt the normal functioning of the jawbone, leading to chronic pain, infection, and even interference with the immune system. Our dental professionals at Cape Fear Smiles are proficient in identifying the signs and symptoms of cavitations using advanced imaging technologies and comprehensive examinations. By using high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, we can accurately detect these hidden pockets of infection or necrotic tissue, enabling us to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

To treat cavitations effectively, our skilled dentists may recommend a procedure called surgical extraction of the periodontal ligament (SEL). This innovative technique involves removing any infected or necrotic tissue, as well as thoroughly cleaning the affected area to promote proper healing. At Cape Fear Smiles, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of expertise and comfort during these procedures. Our dental team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, minimally invasive techniques, and sedation options to ensure a positive treatment experience.

If you suspect you may have cavitations or have experienced persistent pain or other related symptoms after tooth extractions or root canals, it is essential to seek professional dental care. Contact Cape Fear Smiles today to schedule an appointment and discover how our expert team can help restore your oral health and alleviate the potential risks associated with cavitations.

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