Excerpt from The Canada Journal of Dental Science, Vol. 1
Among other symptoms of chronic in¿ammation, we find presented a thickened, soft, and very vascular appearance, with a tendency to grow over the teeth, and where there are broken down roots in the mouth, the gum is apt... to envelope them entirely.
Dyspeptics, and persons suffering from gastric, intestinal, and hepatic inactivity, are, I think, more than others subject to this kind of sore gum. In many of these cases, the soreness of the mouth and. Gum being nearly sympathetic, the treatment indicated is first to get rid of the exciting cause by proper medication; after which, there will generally be but little difficulty in restoring the mouth to a healthy state.
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