One of the most important things you can do to not only improve your overall health, but prevent disease and live longer, is to pay special attention to your oral health. Unfortunately, most people are relatively clueless as to the importance of healthy teeth and gums, and how dental health relates to overall health. Most people certainly don’t know the best way to take care of their dental issues.
I am going to discuss a very serious issue today that can seriously affect your health and wellbeing. A cavitation is not a cavity in the tooth, it’s a hole that’s created when someone goes to the dentist and has teeth extracted, most commonly, the wisdom teeth. What’s even scarier about this is that I’ve heard that a cavitation can even form in the absence of dental work, although it’s probably rare for a cavitation to happen in this way.
When a tooth is surgically removed, it’s commonplace for oral surgeons to leave the periodontal ligament in place. Appallingly, this is standard practice and is how mainstream dental surgeons are taught to extract teeth. Unfortunately, when this ligament is left attached to the jawbone, it’s effectively leaving a piece of rotting flesh in a hole that gets closed over and cannot heal properly. In this anaerobic environment, an infection forms and it becomes very difficult to treat, as it’s not easy to access since there is no blood supply to the infected area. Even taking antibiotics will not clear up these pesky infections. Most people are completely unaware that they have a serious infection, as it’s not common for them to cause any kind of pain or uncomfortable sensation at all. These jawbone-based infections severely tax our bodies, greatly depleting our internal supply of glutathione, our master endogenous antioxidant. These dangerous low-grade chronic infections produce neurotoxins that can go on to create a whole host of health problems, including cancer. Noted anti aging expert Brian Simonis believes that untreated cavitations can completely ruin ones health if not dealt with properly.
Several years ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. I was in my early thirties and all four of my wisdom teeth were sore, and a couple of them had bad cavities in them, and one had an infection as well. Getting them removed was something I was excited about doing and as soon as I got a job that had really great dental benefits, I jumped at the opportunity to get my wisdom teeth removed at zero financial cost to me. Unfortunately, I did not know then what I know now so I can’t be sure my surgery was done properly. Sure, I went to one of the top oral surgeons in my area, and he and his staff were amazing. Following the surgery, after I had rested and healed for a few days, my mouth felt better than it had in many years, and I was extremely pleased with my new, healthy, pain free mouth.
It was a few years later when I found out about how serious this matter was, and became very worried that I might have cavitations, simply because I had my wisdom teeth removed. I became angry. Why didn’t the surgeon tell me about this ligament and ask if I would like it removed? I quickly emailed the surgeon’s office, and asked if it is normal practice for him to leave the ligament or remove it. I received a response back from someone in his office; she said that the Dr. told her that none of his patients have problems with their periodontal ligaments. I’m not sure if that means he removes them or if he is blindly following his training, assuming that leaving the ligament in could do no harm.
Are you in a situation where you really feel you need to get your wisdom teeth, or other teeth removed? If so, follow the below suggestions created by the foremost authority on these types of issues, Dr. Hal Huggins on how to go about it in a safe manner.
First and foremost, tell the surgeon to remove the ligament and to clean the area out thoroughly. Next, find out if the Dr. is allowed to use IV vitamin C, and if he can, request he or she use it during your procedure. If the surgeon does not have that option available, be sure to purchase some lipospheric vitamin C for use at home following the surgery. The next thing to keep in mind is very important. According to Dr. Huggins, it’s crucial to not travel more than 3 miles following extraction surgery. If you do, the all-important blood clot that must form will be lost and the risk of incurring a cavitation will rise exponentially. Dr. Huggins suggests staying overnight in a nearby hotel if you live farther than 3 miles from the surgery center.
Have you already had your wisdom teeth removed and want to know if you have any jaw bone infections? There are specially trained dentists who can identify if you have any, and they have a special type of x-ray machine that can identify any “hot spots” in your jawbone. Please note that regular dental x-rays will not pick up these serious infections. Google Dr. Hal Huggins and you’ll be able to find a directory of Huggins trained dentists in your area. Talk to a few if possible, and choose wisely; it’s important to find the right dentist.
If a dentist verifies that you have one or more infections, you can have another surgery where a dental surgeon will reopen the infected area, remove the festering ligament, and thoroughly clean out any debris and infected tissue. These specially trained dentists have proven methods for making sure the infections are completely removed and will not return again in the future.
I have heard of a couple of people who have gone back to find out if they had cavitations or not. One person had all of their wisdom teeth removed when they were in their late teens and now, in their early thirties, they found out that they don’t have any infections. Another person had all of theirs removed as well and then, 10 years later, it was found that they had two infections, one in each of the lower extraction areas. They did a lot of research to find the right surgeon, had the surgery done, and are now feeling great improvement in some unexplained health issues they were having.
It’s not uncommon for someone suffering from a serious illness, like cancer, with no apparent cause, to experience complete remission upon fixing any serious oral infections and other problems. If you have health problems and you’re puzzled as to why, be sure to address any known and unknown issues with your dental health.
As you might imagine, there is a lot of controversy over this subject, and the American Dental Association denies that their current surgical methods can cause serious and long lasting negative effects to our health.
Just so you know, dental insurance rarely, if ever pays to have any of these additional procedures done. Be prepared to pay several thousand dollars out of your own pocket to fix what the first dentist did wrong.
If you suspect you might have one of these infections, and cannot afford to have surgery, oil pulling might help quite a bit. I found out a few years ago about oil pulling and it’s highly probable that doing this can pull out any hidden infections that otherwise could not be penetrated. At the very least, it does appear that oil pulling is effective at greatly lessening the negative health issues that can arise from these infections, keeping them at bay. Oil pulling is simple. Just get yourself some organic, virgin coconut oil, place a tablespoon in your mouth and vigorously swish the oil around in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. Do this every morning upon arising before having anything to eat or drink. Not only does oil pulling fight infections, it will greatly improve the overall health of your teeth and gums. Oil pulling originated in India thousands of years ago and is purported to help cure all kinds of different health problems. I suspect it’s effective at treating so many things because infections in the mouth can lead to serious health problems all over the body. By “pulling” these infections out, the body can heal and function properly. I use coconut oil when I pull, but other oils can be used as well. This procedure originated with the use of sesame oil, so a lot of people use it. I have used cold-pressed sesame, olive, and coconut and find that they all seem to work well. I like using coconut oil because it has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
I used to get some occasional soreness in one of my old extraction areas, and after oil pulling for a short while, this pain never returned.
Now, I do something instead of oil pulling that I like much better. I now swish with a little bit of grape juice every morning. It is said that swishing grape juice carries all of the benefits of oil pulling, but is much more powerful and acts much quicker. In fact, you only have to swish with grape juice for 30 seconds! I usually repeat this 30-second swishing process about 3 to 5 times, sometimes more. When you spit, you will start to notice debris coming out with the juice. Ideally, you would want to continue swishing juice until the debris disappears completely, but that might take a while. Just taking a few minutes first thing each morning to swish with some grape juice will effectively improve any dental issues you might be having. I’m not quite sure how to describe it, but my gums felt much stronger and healthier after my very first 30-second juice swish. Try it and let me know what you think!
Good dental health starts with daily brushing and flossing. I use a baking soda based tooth powder to brush 2 or 3 times daily, and I never miss a day of flossing either. Another thing I find beneficial to great oral health is pure, unadulterated, MSM powder. I take a heaping teaspoon of MSM a couple of times a day and let it dissolve on my tongue and then swish it around for a few minutes.
If you suspect you have infections, it’s always a great idea to add lypospheric vitamin C and / or lypospheric glutathione to your regimen. As our immune systems and glutathione levels are lowered when these oral infections are present, it’s a good idea to do whatever we can to boost them. Liposomal supplements are as good as their intravenous counterparts. This is currently the most potent way to take supplements.
In addition to an overall healthy diet and supplementation regimen, there are some key nutrients that are needed for healthy teeth and gums. One of the most important is vitamin K2, in both the MK-4 an MK-7 forms. This potent supplement will actually re-mineralize teeth! The next vitamins you want to take for great teeth are D3 combined with the retinol version of vitamin A. The minerals magnesium, silica, strontium and boron are also mandatory, so be sure you get these daily as well. Remember, all of these nutrients work synergistically to create the perfect environment for your teeth and gums to thrive.
Please don’t just take my word for this information regarding cavitations and jawbone infections. Do your own research as well and explore all of your available options before taking any sort of action.
On a final note, I have also heard of people successfully treating their jawbone infections with a Rife machine, so that may also be an area to research if you are interested. I have not used a Rife machine so cannot speak to their effectiveness at this point.
Perhaps one day the current dental protocol of leaving periodontal ligaments behind to rot and cause serious illness will be changed, but I’m not very optimistic about that happening.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the material I just presented. I will do my best to answer your questions and help out in any way that I can. As dental health is such an important and wide-ranging topic, I will likely write more about it in the future.
About the Author
Troy Pratt is a lifelong natural health enthusiast. After being inspired by his grandfather at the age of 12, he has gone on to study natural health and anti aging for over 3 decades. He is passionate about helping others to achieve great health and fight aging. Please visit him at http://www.antiaginghero.com.