This section is from the book "Dental Medicine. A Manual Of Dental Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Ferdinand J. S. Gorgas. Also available from Amazon: Dental Medicine.
Fungous Growth of Pulp is indicated by the organ, as a result of continued irritation, assuming the form of a small vascular tumor or granular mass, attached by means of a pedicle, and which, in some cases, completely fills the cavity of decay in the crown of the tooth, and is often extremely sensitive and prone to hemorrhage.
When a tendency to fungous growth is discovered, the free application of carbolic acid or tincture of aconite followed by the use of chromic acid, will obtund the sensibility, when the entire tumor should be excised, and its reproduction prevented by application of nitric acid on a disc of cardboard.
Dr. Callahan's treatment with sulphuric acid, which agent destroys all animal tissues by dehydration on account of its strong affinity for water, has proven very effectual. The immediate application of bicarbonate of soda will neutralize its action on the tooth-structure. Peroxide of sodium, hydronaphthol, oil of gaultheria, Black's 1, 2, 3 mixture, iodoform, iodol, hydrochloric acid with pepsin, permanganate of potash, pyrozone, thymol, peroxide of hydrogen, peroxide of sodium, papaine, eugenol, eucalyptol, formalin, oil of cloves, bichloride of mercury, iodine and aconite, cataphoric current with a solution or agent which possesses conductivity, iodoform vapor or fumes, dehydration, etc., have all been employed with success.