about CAVITATIONS and an UPDATE... the problem of hidden jaw bone infections
A good introduction on this subject at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bv4WR9cnY4 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBwiNQphxcc&feature=related. Some text below from http://www.hugnet.com. (Between Quackwatch, Aetna and other detractors such as some Dental Associations that know better, Cavitat Corp. has been forced into bankruptcy).
Found under a series of names, such as NICO (Neuralgia-Inducing Cavitational Osternecrosis) and Alveolar Cavitational Osteopathy, a cavitation is a hole within the upper or lower jaw bone. This hole is roughly the size and shape of the root that once occupied that space in bone, because that was its origin. A cavitation is an area of incomplete healing.
When a woman delivers a baby, she must also deliver the afterbirth. When a tooth is delivered, there is an equivalent of the afterbirth. It is called the periodontal ligament. This is a group of fibers, half of which originate within the tooth, and the other half from the bone surrounding the tooth. They blend together and form a hammock-like structure that unites tooth and bone. There is normally no bony attachment between the two.
When a tooth has a root canal, or is in a dying state, bacteria within the tooth produce very strong chemicals that are highly neurotoxic and kill many critical enzymes within the body. When the tooth is removed, and the ligament left in place (normal procedure) these chemicals remain within the ligament and can slowly seep into the body, potentially creating disease states.
If a tooth is removed and the ligament is left in place, a cap of two to three millimeters of bone heals over the top of the socket, leaving a cesspool of these chemicals lining the hole, and sealed within the bone. X-ray has a hard time identifying these areas, for one is taking a picture of a piece of air within bone. Consequently, this very important condition regularly is ignored during routine mainstream dentistry X-ray reading.
After the tooth is removed, or years later when the cavitation is accidentally stumbled upon and being cleaned, the walls of the socket must be cut out with a dental burr. Just scraping it out (curetting is the term), is the present usual manner and this pushes the toxins into the lymphatic drainage system and patients frequently become ill for several days without knowing why. If the patient’s immune system is challenged, then this is an unnecessary tough burden to put on the client by not acknowledging the existence of cavitations.
The procedure of cleaning out a cavitation is simple, just like landing a 747. It is simple when someone knows how to do it. Care must be taken to prevent the toxic materials from getting out of the opened cavitation into the mouth. High suction and saline flushes help to accomplish this. Since this is a problem of chemical toxins and not a bacterial infection generating pus, antibiotics are of little value in the treatment. Sometimes Intravenous Vitamin C is utilized.
According to certain toxicologists, toxic responses can take place just as fast as electrical responses within the body. This may explain why it is not unusual to see a body part that has been responding to the presence of these toxins demonstrate a positive improvement within seconds of the cleaning of a cavitation. Responses within a day or two are also common.
“The Cavitat”, an imaging device that is used to image jawbone necrosis (blood dead bone) is the only device available to dentists that can guide the dentist effortlessly. It uses sound waves similar to an ultrasound fetal scan to show the interior (marrow) of a persons jawbone. The major difference between the Cavitat and a fetal scan is that the Cavitat sends sound waves through the bone to a receiver on the inside of the jaw, between the tongue and gum. It then displays a 3-dimensional, colour image similar to these onto a computer screen. This is repeated for each tooth site. A normal scan takes about 30 minutes and is painless. The use of sound waves is far safer and more effective than x-rays. Repeated scans will not harm the body. This imaging does not show the teeth but shows the bone that the tooth root resides in. The quality of the bone marrow affects the health of the tooth. It doesn't make a lot of sense to spend thousands of dollars on restoring dead teeth when the bone beneath them is infected and dying. And the toxins produced from dead and decaying (gangrenous) bone can do great bodily harm. Generally speaking, in the little imaging graphic, red is bad and green is good. Osteonecrosis exists in about 80% of the population. It is usually caused by dental trauma, most of which we receive at the dentist's office.
If the green in the image goes away and you see yellows then the loss of blood supply generally indicates ischemia or blood dead bone. As the bone starts to decompose it will show orange and after most of the marrow has gone away and only the supporting tribeculia remain it will show red. Some of these teeth show irreparable degeneration. Cavitational surgery is the only way to repair this much damage to the bone marrow. The bone will grow back after the surgery if all the necrosis is removed!
If any necrosis is left it seems to inhibit the regrowth of bone, this is why many surgeries seem to fail as this is not seen or taken into account. If all adjacent areas are not cleaned out the surgery site will fail to regrow and will remain a cavitation. With these kinds of new scanning devices, the dentist can see all of the necrosis and possibly not miss any pockets.
This Cavitat equipment surmounted monumental political and approval roadblocks - both governmental and private. Bob Jones of Cavitat persevered valiantly and stubbornly - the resolve reflected at the web site http://cavitatmedtech.homestead.com and go to “News Releases”. The “Links” lead to North America’s most brilliant, forward-looking biological dentistry education.
Here follows Bob Jones' UPDATE - 01/19/2008:
"As of January, over 540,000 patients have been safely scanned with the CAVITAT. We have never been, nor claimed to be, a diagnostic device. We have never made a diagnosis, but we have provided 540,000 patients with the images their medical professional needs to make a decision on what may be the cause of their illness, or an image that tells them their jawbone is healthy. When used adjunctive with an X-ray, the doctor is able to gather enough information to make an intelligent diagnosis. When using an X-ray alone, he or she can only be sure 27% of the time. CAVITAT is 100% legal. Almost all board actions can be traced to the QuackWatch and/or AETNA. We will take action where proof is provided.
And another cavitational explanation from a wise doctor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpzBHHhHJAU
CAVITAT is not the controversy, but the QuackWatch is. Their alliance with the state boards is confirmation alone of conspiracy.
There is only one Cavitat system in Great Vancouver, Canada with a population of 2 million people, inspite of efforts of a dedicated professional who introduced Cavitat to all the local dentists to this technology.
(editor's note: Ah, but we are greatful for small mercies... my personal dentist is Dr. Madeson Basie and this is the only place in this entire 2199 page journal/blog that I actually mention a personal choice or preference and do this merely out of respect that this equipemnt is used to the benefit of the client inspite of Quackwatch and the local powers that be).
Previous UPDATE - 06/19/2006:
Bob Jones, CEO of CAVITAT Medical Technologies, Inc announced today a major breakthrough in diagnostic devices. A device using digital occilloscope technology developed by Bob Jones and CAM/D LLC for CAVITAT has proven, in independent clinical trials in offshore testing, to be capable of accurately and safely imaging the resonant footprint (or frequency) and identifying all known pathogens including bacteria, virus and mycoplasma resonant frequencies. An accuracy in excess of 99.9% has been determined with non-invasive testing for the first time in medical history. The computerized system uses a finger clip much like a blood oxygen meter but is an extremely sensitive "Listening Technology". The computer system prints and displays the frequencies of any pathogens that might be present in the bloodstream or cell structure. The scan only takes 3 minutes compared to hours or days in culture samples. Units should be available in the USA by early 2007. IRB test units for FDA clearance will be produced in the next few months in the Emory Texas Facility.
More excellant information at this site: http://www.drshankland.com/page11402151.aspx
about CAVITATIONS and an UPDATE... the problem of hidden jaw bone infections - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/87
CAVITATIONS, Cavitational Osternecrosis and Alveolar Cavitational Osteopathy - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/619
CAVITATIONS ...the problem of hidden jaw bone infections - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/125
editor’s note: The only biological dentist who has Cavitat (sonography - no radiation) in Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada that I know of, is Dr. Madeson Basie.