Dental cavitation infections are a major cause of chronic disease. In order to achieve optimum health, surgery to clean out the infected jaw bone is often necessary. Unfortunately, surgery can sometimes fail, and the sites can get reinfected. There are a number of common factors (other than the skill of the surgeon) that can affect the outcome of the procedure, and addressing these factors before and after surgery can increase the chance of it being successful.


Temporomandibular Disorder:

You can read more about TMD here. When the jaw is out of place, lymph flow can be stagnant, preventing toxins from getting out of the cavitation sites and nutrients from getting in. TMD also causes a lot of stress on the trigeminal nerve, making it hard for cavitations to heal. It is estimated that virtually 100% of fibromyalgia patients and around 95% of chronic Lyme patients have TMD.


Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation:

Research has shown that exposure to radiation from wireless devices can block the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Vitamin D is critical for bone health, and if the vitamin D receptor is blocked, it doesn’t matter how much vitamin D you supplement or get from the sun. Fortunately, research has also shown that wearing fairly inexpensive EMR shielding clothing can restore function of the VDR. You can read the study here.


Radiation shielding sleeping cap used to restore the VDR


Compromised Tonsils:

Lymph flow from the teeth passes through the tonsils. It is very common for the tonsils to be compromised in chronic illness, and this prevents the cavitation sites from detoxing properly. The tonsils may need to be treated before or after cavitation surgery in order for the cavitation sites to heal properly. Ozone or neural therapy injections in the tonsils can help, or more extreme measures like cryotherapy or a tonsillectomy may be needed.


Untreated Kryptopyrroluria (KPU):

KPU is a common factor in chronic disease. It causes a deficiency in several nutrients that are critical for immune and bone health, most notably zinc. Many patients have an easier time with cavitation surgery when KPU has been properly addressed before surgery.

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Other Nutrient Deficiencies:

The fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, and K2) are critical for bone formation. High-dose supplementation of the fat-soluble vitamins is generally recommended before and after cavitation surgery. The MK7 form of vitamin K2 has been shown to be more effective for bone health than the MK4 form, but both are good. Macro minerals like calcium and magnesium and various trace minerals like boron are also important for bone health.  Magnesium and trace mineral supplementation is also recommended.



A vegan diet is sometimes recommended after cavitation surgery because it is alkalizing.  However, vitamins A and D are found exclusively in animal foods and vegan diets are typically deficient in vitamin K2 and zinc. An overall alkaline diet can still be achieved while consuming some animal foods rich in these nutrients, such as wild-caught seafood and meat, eggs, and dairy fat from pasture raised animals.


IV Therapies:

IV vitamin C is commonly done after cavitation surgery to support healing.  Vitamin C helps the immune system, and it also has broad antitoxin properties. Other IV therapies like ultraviolet blood irradiation or IV minerals may be needed and can be determined by your doctor.


Detox Support:

Cavitations harbor infections, as well as toxins like heavy metals and glyphosate. Patients often feel great for a few days after cavitation surgery, but then start to feel worse once the toxins start dumping from the surgery sites. For this reason, serious detox support is needed after surgery. Ionic foot baths, castor oil packs, coffee enemas, and binders can be done at home, but stronger methods like colonics, chelation, and IV therapies are often necessary.


Neural Therapy and Ozone Injections:

Post surgery, neural therapy can be used to treat the scar tissue and restore electrical flow to the sites. There is some debate as to whether or not post-surgery ozone injections are beneficial. Many people notice a benefit from 8-12 weekly or bi weekly ozone injections after surgery. Ozone injections will help stop the infection from spreading, but at some point, your immune system does have to take over to heal the site.


Low-Level Laser Therapy:

Infrared, red, or other cold laser devices can be used over the cavitation sites to promote healing and bone regeneration.


Dental Hygiene:

Beyond the basics like brushing your teeth and tongue scraping, other strategies can be used to keep the mouth clean.  Sanitizing your toothbrush with either a UV sanitizer or hydrogen peroxide can stop constant microbial re-exposures from your toothbrush.  Rinsing with ozonated water, salt water, or essential oils is also a good idea, as well as oil pulling.


Antimicrobial Support:

All sorts of creepy crawlies can be found in cavitations, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The most important method to deal with these microbes is to strengthen the immune system, but specific antimicrobial support may be needed. Autonomic response testing and lab culture results of the infected tissue can determine what microbes are present and what may be needed to treat them.


Lab results from one of my cavitation sites


Emotional or other Psychospiritual Problems:

Problems in the energetic realm can prevent healing. These are usually subconscious and need to be identified and treated by a practitioner.


There are no guarantees that cavitation surgery will be successful. Generally, the sicker the patient, the less likelihood of success. Timing is also very important: it is ideal to support the body as much as possible before surgery, but sometimes cavitations are the main issue holding someone back from getting better and need to be treated sooner. Keep in mind that it can take up to a year for the bone to completely heal after surgery.  When the factors above are addressed, the chances of cavitation surgery being successful can be greatly increased.


Written by Bryant Rubright