CAP. CXVI. De Dentium Mobilitate.
DEntium Mobilitas, The Mobility of the teeth, is the weak and infirm standing of them, proceeding from the proper causes there∣of; upon which said vacillation or infirmness, the falling forth of them doth oftentimes en∣sue.
Loosness of the teeth happening through de∣fect of Aliment (as in old people whose gums decay) can never be cured; Modicè tamen astrin∣gentibus agendum est. If the teeth grow loose by means of the Scurvie, the disease is then the more easily cured.
If they become loose by a fall or blow, they must not be taken forth, but restored and fastned to the next that remain firm, for in time they will be confirmed in their sockets, as Paraeus tryed in one Anthony de la Rue a Tailor, who had his jaw broken with the Pummel of a Dagger, and three of his teeth loosned, and almost sha∣ken out of their sockets; the jaw being restored the teeth were also put in their places, and bound to the rest with a double waxed-thread; for the rest he commanded the Patient neither to speak too earnestly, nor to chaw hard things, but to feed on Broths, jellies, and the like; and he made astringent Gargarisms of Cypress nuts, Myrtle-Berries, Page 169 and a little Allum boyld in Oxycrate, and wished the Patient to hold it a good while in his mouth; by these means he brought it so to pass, that the Tailor within a while after could chaw as easily upon those teeth, as upon the other.
Plura de Dentium mobilitate vide in meo En∣chiridio Medico, lib. 3. cap. 23. Hitherto of the diseases of the teeth; next of the Symptoms.