Painless and Perfect Dentistry: A Popular Treatise on the Teeth

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Pr. by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ld., 1885 - Dentistry - 64 pages
 

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Page 56 - Company 1904 .AM works of taste must bear a price in proportion to the skill, taste, time, expense and risk attending their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear are, when justly estimated, the cheapest : they are attended with much less profit to the artist than those which everybody calls cheap. Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever, in any material, be made at small expense. A composition for cheapness, and not for excellence of workmanship, is...
Page 56 - All works of taste must bear a price in proportion to the skill, taste, time, expense, and risk attending their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear are, when justly estimated, the cheapest: they are attended with much less profit to the artist than those which everybody calls cheap. Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever, in any material, be made at small expense.
Page 39 - My dear Sir, — Allow me to express my sincere thanks for the skill and attention displayed in the construction of my Artificial Teeth, which renders my mastication and articulation excellent. I am glad to hear that you have obtained Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent to protect what I consider the perfection of painless dentistry. In recognition of your valuable services, you are at liberty to use my name. — SG...
Page 30 - When the disgusting effects of this accumulation are considered, it would appear impossible that any persuasion could be necessary to induce persons to obviate so great a nuisance, even on their own account : or, if they are too debased to procure their own comfort and cleanliness at the expense of a very little care and trouble, they surely have no right to shock the senses of others who possess more delicacy and propriety of feeling than themselves.
Page 13 - ... should be repeated daily, and in urgent cases even twice a day. I would here repeat my maxim: Better do this one hundred times unnecessarily than have one single fit from the neglect of so trifling an operation. A skilful person does it in a minute, and in a minute often prevents a most serious...
Page 13 - ... the prominent and tense gum over the edges of the teeth which should be divided; the gums, or rather the blood-vessels, immediately over the very nerves of the teeth, should be scarified and divided, as you would divide the vessels of the conjunctiva in .inflammation of that membrane. "Now, whilst there is fever or restlessness, or tendency to spasm or convulsion, this local blood-lettitig should be repeated daily, and in urgent cases even twice a day.
Page 37 - I have also examined and tested your patented painless system of adjustment, it is quite perfect, and is the most successful application of scientific laws for securing actual wear and comfort yet introduced.
Page 15 - System of Dental Surgery" (1829) says, "Irregularity is due to want of simultaneous action between the increase of the permanent teeth and the decrease of the temporary, by the absorption of their fangs to the greatest size of the permanent in comparison with the temporary.
Page 20 - But when inflammation exists, the pain, which at first amounts only to a slight gnawing sensation, is more constant; after a while, it assumes a throbbing character, and if not promptly arrested, it increases in severity, and continues until suppuration of the lining membrane and pulp takes place. So long as it is confined to the parts within the pulp-cavity, the pain is not increased by pressure on the tooth, nor is the tooth started from the socket, as in periodontitis.
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