Anatomy of the Dental System, Human and Comparative

Anatomy of the Dental System, Human and Comparative

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... easy to be cured. But when this terrible disorder has attacked an entire jaw or two at once, what remedy can we employ'! Must we despair of saving the teeth? Not all, but the most of them; we must sacrifice two or three to the safety of the rest. The employment of tonic applications to the gums, will check the disorder, but, unquestionably, the most efiicacious means is to pierce the gum with the actual cautery, at the point corresponding to the roots of the loosened teeth; there results a very acute irritation, which modifies the condition of the alveolar walls, and converts the chronic affection, which disorganizes them, into an acute disease, which rapidly tends to cure. Exostosis of the teeth.--This is a disease whose diagnosis is very diflicult before the extraction of a tooth. Commonly it only affects the root. Sometimes it only exists on one side of the tooth; it presents a rounded and angular form, and in some cases it occupies the entire length and breadth of the root. Sometimes, also, it is complicated with encysted consumption of it. The cause of this disease is, almost always, engorgement and ossification of the dental periosteum. We observe it, particularly in persons whose teeth are painful, either as the result of caries or wearing, or from consequence of a gouty or rheumatic diathesis. The only symptoms we have, by which we may recognize this affection, are the deep heavy pain, the swelling of the alveolus, the mobility of the affected tooth, (a symptom not met with in every case, ) and, finally, the loss of level which the diseased tooth presents when compared with the rest. We have no other means of treatment than to combat the pain by emollient and narcotic applications, and better yet by the employment of our...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926293
  • 9781236926296