Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones

Hollow space in teeth

The teeth not only perform the functions already stated, but they also assist in the modulation of the voice 19 since they are fashioned from a hard and stony substance having small but noteworthy hollows (the tooth marked E) [cavitas pulparis] inside. These make it possible for teeth to be lighter and more easily to take nourishment. Because of this hollow space, if through an influx of acrid or corrosive humors teeth ever develop cavities which extend to this hollow area, the teeth are very quickly decayed to the bottom of the root.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones