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Dental Cavitation Treatment Portland, OR

Laser Repairs For Infected Tooth Extraction Sites

When extracting teeth, many dentists just pull the tooth, put some gauze in the mouth, and leave the body to heal.

Unfortunately, this can lead to a condition known as a dental cavitation.

When a tooth is extracted and the socket is not properly cleaned, an infection (known as a dental cavitation) can occur. In order to remove the infection and restore healthy blood flow to the area:

  1. The periodontal ligament must be completely removed. If this soft tissue isn’t addressed, it can get trapped inside the bone, sealing in anaerobic bacteria that thrive in this “tomb of death”.
  2. The dense bone lining the extraction site must be removed to allow for adequate blood flow to the area. When the bone tissue is too thick, it doesn’t allow a healthy blood clot to form.
  3. Bacteria must be removed so that the extraction site is a non-toxic environment.
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Our Approach To Cavitation-Free Tooth Extraction

At Blodgett Dental Care we prevent dental cavitations from forming.

In order to do this, we use lasers and ozone to specifically target disease-causing bacteria in conjunction with our extraction process, creating a bacteria-free environment. This also provides oxygen to the area so that healthy tissues can grow.

This leads to improved results, faster healing time, and fewer complications down the road.

We Repair Dental Cavitations!

If you’ve had a tooth extracted by another dentist that led to a cavitation, we can help.

We will clean the site of the extracted tooth using a safe high-tech laser-based approach. The cavitation in the bone is then cleaned out to ensure healthy blood flow to the area.

“Dr. Blodgett and his staff are amazing! He extracted my wisdom tooth and I didn’t feel it at all! Dr. Blodgett made me feel so comfortable and right at home. I highly recommend this place and will be returning for all my other dental needs.”

Sara B.

After Resolution of a Cavitation: Restoring the Area with a Zirconia Implant

Once a cavitation site has healed, the new healthy bone many need the previously lost tooth to be replaced.
In virtually all cases, a zirconia dental implant will be the best option. Zirconia implants are naturally compatible with the body and offer no risk of corrosion, unlike traditional titanium implants. The natural white color of zirconia provides additional aesthetic benefits as well!

Learn More About Zirconia Dental Implants

Risk Factors For Dental Cavitation

If you have any of the risk factors listed below, let your dentist know before scheduling any tooth extraction as they can increase your risk of dental cavitation:

Thrombophilia and Hypofibrinolysis
Undergoing Chemotherapy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Smoking or Using Tobacco
Are or Might Become Pregnant

“They address my concerns and make sure I am informed and comfortable before, during, and after each visit. They treat me with kindness and compassion. This is hands down the best dentist I have ever had in my life!”

Angie H.

Our SE Portland Office

  • 522 SE Belmont Street – Portland, OR 97214

  • (503) 285-3620

  • Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Blodgett Dental Care has a conveniently located SE Portland dentist office and is open Monday-Thursday! Click for Directions.

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We’re ready to help you achieve amazing health!

Call (503) 285-3620 or contact Dr. Blodgett online to learn more about our approach to repairing dental cavitation and holistic whole body health.

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