An Essay On Dental Surgery, For Popular Reading by George WattAn Essay On Dental Surgery, For Popular Reading by George Watt

An Essay On Dental Surgery, For Popular Reading

byGeorge Watt

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. DISEASES OF THE TEETH. Most persons of observation have noticed well defined points of difference in the teeth of different individuals. These variations in size, form, color, and arrangement, are all indicative of their susceptibility to disease. Teeth possessing an abundance of earthy salts are generally of a dull white color, of medium size, and short, with thick cutting edges. They gradually assume a yellowish appearance as age advances, are very hard, and, with reasonable care, seldom decay. A second class of teeth have a bluish, bleached appearance, and are longer than the preceding. The incisors of this class are thin and narrow, the canines round and pointed, the molars and bicuspids small and deeply indented. They are easily corroded, very sensitive, and, without great care, are usually lost in early life. They are more common to females than males, and are indicative of a constitution naturally weak. A third class have large crowns, rough and irregular faces, and are of a muddy white color. They decay very readily, and are liable to be attacked at almost every point, but especially in their indentations, which are numerous and deep. The appearance of the teeth is not indicative of the present state of the constitution, but of its condition at the time of their development and ossification. The above classification is somewhat general, but spaco will not permit minuteness. It is hoped that it will, to some extent, enable the reader to decide on the character of his own teeth. If they are found to be of the first class, they are well worthy of his best attention, if of the second or third, nothing less will long preserve them. The most common, and, perhaps, the most important of the diseases of the teeth is CARIES. This disease is of fre...
Title:An Essay On Dental Surgery, For Popular ReadingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217167098

ISBN - 13:9780217167093