--A Tooth Emb in a Tongue.
On Saturday last a most remarkable operation was performed upon the tongue of a young man named James Gentry
, formerly news dealer in this city, and well known to our citizens.
About four months since young Gentry
was wounded in the face and mouth, but with the exception of a slight impediment in his speech, which he attributed to losing some of his teeth, thought he had recovered.
For the past two weeks, however, he has been suffering much with pain in the middle of his tongue, and was desirous that an operation should be performed upon it; but until Saturday he was unable to find any one who was willing to undertake the operation.
By examination the physician discovered some hard substance in the centre of the tongue, which proved to be a very large eye tooth.
When extracted it exhibited every appearance of health and vitality, and attached to the foot of it were two distinct ships of flesh, resembling the nerves which are generally found upon teeth when drawn.
Since the operation Gentry
has experienced great relief, and, with the exception of a little matter oozing from his tongue, it seems as well as ever.
The tooth remained embedded in G.'s tongue over four months.