hi Lisa I mailed you a while ago. Dr.Wes Shankland is highly knowledgable on this condition and does not instantly jump into surgery. http://www.drshankland.com
Besides just scraping away infections most of these cavitation surgeons use peroxide and/or Iodine solutions to disinfect the areas...and sometimes will pack the area with medicated stuff. I've never had it done but I have been told the surgery is less of a big deal than pulling a tooth. Only millimeters of bone are scraped, not huge chunks.