Chapter 17 - Surgical Diseases
Modern Surgery
Inflammation
Suppuration and Abscess
Mortification
Pyaemia
Ulceration and Ulcers
Boils
Carbuncle
Malignant Pustule
Burns and Scalds
Frost Bite
Chilblains
Mechanical,Injuries
Septic Wounds
Incised Wounds
Rules for Examining and Dressing Wounds
Antiseptic Dressings
Way Wounds Unite
Punctured Wounds
Lacerated Wounds
Granulation and Scarification
Gunshot Wounds
Poisoned Wounds
Fractures
Way Broken Bones Unite
Dislocations
Different Diseases of Bones
Pereostitis
Necrosis
Coxalgia
White Swelling
Bunions
Whitlow
Stiff Joint
Tumors
Cancer
Polypus
Piles
Wens
Aneurisms
Bronchocele
Water in the Scrotum
Blood in the Scrotum
Phlebitis
Varicose Veins
Hernia
Varicocele
Deformities and Irritations of the Spine
Wry Neck
Foreign Bodies in the Eye
Stye
Inflammation of the Edge of the Eyelids
Disorder of the Lashes
Ptosis
Chronic Inflammation of the Lachrymal Sac
Opthalmia
Inflammation of the Cornea
Inflammation of the Iris
Weakness of Sight
Imperfect Vision
Short and Long Sight
Squinting
Affections of the Ear
Inflammation of the Meatus
Wax in the Ear
Earache
Inflammation of the Tympanum, Deafness
Bleeding from the Nose
Ingrowing Toe Nail
Chafing and Excoriation
Foreign Substances
Bleeding from Wounds
Proud Flesh
Ambrine
Compression of Arteries to Stop the Flow of Blood
Anesthetics
Care of the Teeth
Rotting of the Teeth
Tooth-Ache
Filling Teeth
The First Teeth
Cleaning the Teeth
Ulcer of the Stomach
Glanders
X-Ray
Radium
Trachoma
Arterio-Sclerosis
Flatfoot
Riggs' Disease
Bandages

17.79 Tooth-Ache

Tooth Ache.

This is generally, caused by an exposure of the nerve which fills the internal cavity of the tooth. This exposure is caused by a fracture, or, more commonly, by the rotting away of a part of the tooth. This nerve is extremely sensitive; and, by coming in contact with t he air and acrid substances, inflammation is excited, and toothache is the consequence.
Teeth sometimes ache when they are, to all appearance, perfectly sound. This may be caused by bony enlargements of the ends of the fangs, inflammation of the periosteum, a peculiar irritability and ague of the face, which excite neuralgia, etc.
Pain of a sound ' tooth is sometimes caused by sympathy with a decaying one, by a disordered stomach, or by scurvy, pregnancy, tartar, or whatever excites painful sympathetic action in the nerves of the face.

Treatment. Tooth ache may be quieted by placing a drop of oil of cloves, or cajuput, or a drop of creosote upon a piece of cotton, and inserting it into the cavity of the tooth, and bringing it into contact with the exposed nerve. A few drops of a five per cent solution of cocaine placed in the tooth by means of absorbent cotton, or even wiped around the gum, acts very beneficially and usually quiets the worst tooth ache. Chloroform likewise is often good.
Pains of the face and jaw, when not the consequence of rotten teeth, may be relieved by holding brandy, or whiskey, or rum, or diluted tincture of cayenne, or hot water, in the mouth., and by external applications of laudanum, Oliver's plaster, a mustard plaster, or bops steeped in alcohol, or apply a hop bag heated. But for teeth too much decayed to be saved by filling, there is no remedy so proper as extraction.

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