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How Far Back Does Dentistry Go?

July 29, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_lewis @ 8:27 pm

Do you ever wonder how people in ancient times dealt with dental cavities?

Apparently they knew about decay and how to use flint to clean out decay.

I hope they didn’t know too much about toothaches.

I recently came across a blog from a dental technology report that I regularly read.

The subject of that particular blog was the earliest record of dentistry.

Prior to a recent discovery, it was commonly thought that the earliest dentistry was about 5,000 years ago.

A new archaeological discovery dates dentistry to about 14,000 years ago.

That’s quite a leap!

It’s interesting that the humans living in that Stone Age (Upper Paleolithic Era) were aware enough to clean decay out of teeth.

Very recently, the remains of a male “hunter-gatherer” were found in a cave and the skull and teeth were present.

Tooth decay had been cleaned out of a molar tooth.

The scientists believe that a shard of flint was used to excavate the decay.

Today we are fortunate to be living in times where dental treatment, decay, and prevention are commonplace.

If you are fearful and have (or think you have) untreated dental problems, call our office 781 272 5890.

We have general dentists and specialists who use the most advanced technologies to treat our patients.

We are specially equipped to treat apprehensive patients of all ages. This means we treat children, teens and adults in a caring, anxiety-free environment and that all of your  and your family’s needs can be tended to under one roof.

Call today as procrastination doesn’t help.

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