¶Of tooth ache. Cap. 25.
TOoth ake commeth sometime of the vice of the stomacke: Sometime of vice of the braine, when colde humours Page [unnumbered] or hot rumaticke infecteth the sinewes of the teeth: and breedeth ache: of vice of the stomacke, when it commeth of hot humours that be in the stomacke, from the which sumositie being resol∣ued and dealed, commeth vpwarde, and biteth, and pricketh, and grieueth the si∣newes and rootes of the teeth, and brée∣deth therein ache and stench also. If it come of sharpe biting humours, the ache is sharpe and pricking, with rednesse of the face, with roughnesse and drinesse of the throate, with thirst and bitternes of the mouth. If it come of colde humors, the ach is lesse with griefe of head, with swellyng and palenesse of face, with so∣wer bolking and vnsauerines of mouth, tooth ake, that commeth of ye braine, du∣reth long, without comming and going: for sometime it dureth ten houres, and more. The ache that commeth of ye sto∣macke, dureth some houres or three, and resteth afterward. The causes of Tooth ache (as Const. saith) are rottennesse and stench, breaking and thirlyng, wagging and fayling, and heare, and filth. The teeth be thirled,* and sometime broke, and sometime chaunged and tourned in cou∣lour, they be sometime citrine, greene, or blacke: and all this commeth of rotted moysture, that commeth out of the sto∣macke, to the sinewes and strings of the teeth: and thereof commeth locking, wagging, & mouing, & sailing of téeth: for sharp humours in the roots of the téeth, thirle the teeth, & wasteth them, and ma∣keth them wagge: and so they be cause why teeth fall, when the rootes fayle and rot. Wormes bréede in the cheeke teeth of rotted humours that be in the holow∣nesse thereof: & this is knowen, by itch∣ing, and tickelyng, and continual digging and thirling, and by stenche that com∣meth thereof, and in many other wise. Looke before, in libro quinto in the tre∣tise of teeth. These sorrowfull passions of teeth if they come of vile humors that be in the brayne, or in the stomacke, the teeth shall be ofte purged & cleansed, and made cleane with couenable purgations and cleansing. Of all those Constant. speaketh at the full. Wormes of ye téeth be slaine with Mirre and Op•um: teeth that wagge, be fastened with Ensence, and Masticke, and the same doth Garga∣rismus made of gallis and of the skin of a Pomegranade, & of Balausha with vineger.
Of the paine of the teeth in young folke,*it commeth of distemperaunce of bodely heate, as in pastimes, when the body is ouer hot, they take a sodaine colde, which increaseth rume, congea∣leth bloud, and breedeth winde, which passing through the nerues & orgaines doe hasten pricking in the stomacke, gnawing in the bowells, and aking in the teeth.