An infection with or disease caused by actinomyces israelii (an anaerobic bacteria); this infection occurs most often in the face and neck and is characterized by the presences of a slowly enlarging red, hard lump.
The bacterium is normally present in the mouth but can cause disease if it enters tissues after an injury. Actinomycosis can occur after a tooth extraction, root canal, jaw surgery or because of poor dental hygiene. The bacteria dislike oxygen and grow well in deep tissues.
Actinomycosis is a rare disease that occurs in approximately 1 out of 300,000 people. A wonderful preventative measure is after any dental surgery to take 2-5 Hyperbaric treatments. This will not only keep the bacteria from flourishing deep in the facial and neck tissues but will also help speed up your recovery process from the surgery.
More detailed information can be found in the studies listed below. More will be added as the world learns the benefits of HBOT.
“Actinomycosis Pathophysiology and Hyperbaric Effects” by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. ACHM.org
Mucormycosis-actinomycosis and caseous dental sinusitis associated with sinusal foreign body
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