A Practical Treatise on Operative Dentistry

A Practical Treatise on Operative Dentistry

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... treatment, according as it depends on general or local causes; but in every case, this treatment should be very careful, and it will, in some instances, have to be protracted. In these cases, where there is a discharge through the fang of the tooth, such treatment should be adopted, as will most speedily and effectually suppress it; and if it proceeds from a remaining portion of the nerve near the point of the fang, this should be removed, and such application made as will prevent a recurrence of the discharge, and assist the part to recover its health. The discharging surface may be broken up by cutting it away with an instrument, or be destroyed with an escharotic--either nitrate of silver, creosote, or chlorid of zinc, in the use of which, several applications will, in many cases, be necessary. From their action, the secreting surface is destroyed, healthy granulations spring up, and a normal condition is established. The discharge should be wholly suppressed before the tooth is filled; otherwise, alveolar abscess would be speedily formed. In cases where there is periostitis, it must be subdued before the tooth will tolerate the operation of filling. To attain this end, the treatment to be adopted will be dictated by the nature of the causes which operate to induce the disease. General treatment will be indicated only when there is a constitutional condition favorable to the local affection; but where there is no such general predisposition, the treatment should be wholly local, and may consist of the following or similar appliances: depletion, either by leeching, cupping, or scarifying the gums; or counterirritation, either by scarifying, or by the application of highly stimulating lotions. Counterirritation may be produced, also, by...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916352
  • 9781236916358