Excerpt from Extraction of Teeth
IN this small work I have endeavoured to treat a subject of interest both to the general and dental practitioner. Although it is a worthy aim to treat teeth where possible by conservative measures, these measures may be persisted in to the det... riment of the patients' health, and a distinct line must be recognized between the possibility of restoring to function a tooth or root and the advisability of so doing. Teeth are more easily made comfortable to the patient than to his tissues, and a difficult point often arises in how far the latter and more stringent test is to be considered. Disease in distant parts of the body has not infrequently been traced to teeth filled or crowned, and relieved by their removal. It is with the above points in view that I venture to bring this subject forward. I have to express my obligation to Mr. Tomes and.
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