Cavitations commonly cause adverse health effects, and many thousands of cavitations have been treated. They are commonly tested or biopsied by labs having the expertise to provide these services, and virtually all that have been tested or biopsied were found to be associated with dead, necrotic tissue and extreme toxicity. The types of conditions that cavitations have been most commonly related to are atypical facial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, chronic sinusitis, phantom toothache pain, and headaches including migraines.
Dr. Breiner, DDS, and others recommend two primary methods of treatment for their patients. First is a procedure where special homeopathic medications called Sanum remedies are injected into the cavitation site, and then a modified form of infrared light or low level laser light therapy is applied to the area. In some cases the light therapy alone has been sufficient to resolve the problem. This is often successful in cases related to smaller cavitations with primarily poor blood flow or bacterial toxin effects. Cavitations have also been treated successfully using oxygen/ozone therapy. Although cavitations are very common, they should only be treated surgically if there is indication of a relation to pain or chronic health effects not resolved by other means. There are various ways to assess this.
If this method is not successful, the alternative is to surgically open the area and clean the remaining ligament and resultant debris from the bone. Every biopsy of bone material he has collected from cavitation surgeries has shown osteonecrosis, or dead bone material. In all studies reviewed, the majority of those undergoing surgery for NICO pain had significant pain relief after surgery.
Clinical experience indicates that delays in treatment can lead to further infections, and the majority of patients have long term pain relief. However as much as 30% may have reoccurrence or new cavitations that lead to reoccurrence pain. Prior to bone marrow biopsy the average NICO patient has been in pain for 6 years (up to 32 years), usually diagnosed as atypical facial neuralgia/pain, but also diagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia, chronic sinusitis, phantom toothache/pain, and various headaches, including migraine headache. However treatment has also been successful at eliminating rheumatoid arthritic pain.
French and German oral surgeons have developed an alternative method of minimally invasive cavitation surgery.
Due to the nature of the mechanisms related to cavitation formation, it is not uncommon for cavitation sites that are treated to become re-infected or to accumulate other toxins that can cause a relapse of symptoms. Such cases may require retreatment using either surgery or other options.
Article from The Natural Recovery Plan: Dental Cavitations and Health