Interstitial Gingivitis; Or So-Called Pyorrhoea Alveolaris

Interstitial Gingivitis; Or So-Called Pyorrhoea Alveolaris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...suffer with it. The question how far this region is affected by toxic agents introduced into the system is an open one; still it seems probable that they exert some influence. In chronic phosphorus poisoning the jaw is particularly and seriously involved. This has been attributed chiefly to the entrance of phosphorus into the deeper tissues through carious teeth or through solutions of continuity of tissue due to tartar. In the case of other poisons this local factor is not so evident. Mercury has among its first effects a soreness of the teeth with loosening of them in their sockets. Here it appears that the alveolus was one of the first special points of attack independent of any traumatism or abrasion of the soft tissues. In a similar way the toxins of scurvy directly attack the alveolus. Its fleshy covering is later involved in the progress of the disease. This sometimes extends to complete loosening and falling out of the teeth. Here an irritation of a toxin from within the organism has a point of election, a structure that from its constitution or other reason is particularly vulnerable to attack. Another constitutional disorder in which the alveolus is early affected is diabetes. The exact pathology of this is uncertain, but in many cases at least it is largely dependent on disordered action of the central nerve system. Renal disease is another common condition which tests the vulnerability of the alveoli. An ideally normal kidney is probably rare, but only when its abnormalities pass beyond a certain point can it be called diseased. In the less advanced conditions that have passed the line of morbidity, alveolar implication is often very marked. This may be one cause of the unusual frequency in the insane, who are especially liable ( more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236612502