Excerpt from The Archives of Dentistry, 1891, Vol. 8: A Condensed Monthly Record of Dental News
Answer to question 02 - The treatment would be about the same as in No. 1, except I should make my stopping at the first sitting less tight, also should apply medicaments at least ... 'once or twice after first treatment, allowing them to remain in place several days before filling. In blind abscess would not aim to force the medicaments through the apical foramen, but attempt to cure by appling medicines which are easily diffused, and through them and active treatment aim to thoroughly remove the cause of irritation. In this as in other cases would depend much on absolute dryness.
Answer to question - Would remove the pulp, and if there was no hemorrhage, or if there was, when it had ceased, and the blood had been removed, would thoroughly wipe out the canal with 95 per cent. Solution of carbolic acid, thereby rendering the contents of tubuli inert; then dry, and fill as before. Would fill the root and tooth, perhaps, at a second Sitting, but would not hesitate to fill it at the time of the removal of pulp, unless there were other circumstances which prohibited. Have not Spoken of surgical interference. If the case did not yield to treatment, would excise a part of the point of the root, or roots, as the case might be, removing at the same time any carious or necrosed bone surrounding the point of the root.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.