Egyptian Dentistry


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“The earliest evidence of ancient dentistry we have is an amazingly detailed dental work on a mummy from ancient Egypt that archaeologists have dated to 2000 BCE. The work shows intricate gold work around the teeth. This mummy was found with two donor teeth that had holes drilled into them. Wires were strung through the holes and then around the neighboring teeth.”

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One thought on “Egyptian Dentistry

  1. Ahhhhh, and I thought all the stuff they did to me was bad! I suppose it is not as horrible as folks who need to have anchors drilled into the jaw to hold replacement teeth in place though.

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