Dental Cavitation also known as Focal Points of Inflammation in the Jawbone (FDOJ) Services in  San Juan Capistrano


A cavitation or FDOJ is a pathological area in the jawbone that affects the entire body in the form of a silent, chronic inflammatory reaction.  In the area of an FDOJ, the bone is no longer compact and white, but consists of yellow, inflammatory fat as well as dead bone cells.  This is the reason for the correct name “fatty degenerative osteonecrosis/osteolysis of the jaw bone”.  FDOJ’s are most commonly found in areas where teeth were formerly removed, but also around root canal-treated teeth or in sections completely lacking teeth.  90% of most cases occur due to the removal of wisdom teeth and represent a source of interference in the oral cavity.

How can this effect the body?

FDOJ’s put our bodies in a subtle but permanent state of stress.  They can be the trigger of nerve pain in the facial area (neuralgia).  Nerve function may even fail due to the many nerve tracs that run from FDOJ’s to the brain.  For this reason, FDOJ was also called “NICO” (Nueralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis) for a long time.  In addition to neuralgic symptoms, there are other typical symptoms and disease directly associated with FDOJ’s: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), lack of energy (burnout), all kinds of cardiovascular problems, adrenal weakness, weight gain, allergies, skin disease, intestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, and most especially Lyme disease due to the presence of Borrelia bacteria.


2D X-rays are not suitable for detecting FDOJ’s.  They can be reliably diagnosed with the help of a 3D X-ray.  Unfortunately, many conventional dentists still do not recognize FDOJ as a disease requiring treatment, although the scientific evidence is becoming increasingly clear.  However, the most crucial evidence remains the experience of the patients themselves: After about 50% of the FDOJ’s removals, patients feel a significant improvement (relief, free feeling in the head, improvements to previous symptoms of pain and discomfort) as soon as they get up from the treatment chair.