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“Dentistry in Ancient Egypt”
How dentists from the time of the Pharaohs applied practical knowledge in the field of dental medicine and oral surgery
Just like us the ancient inhabitants of Egypt suffered from dental diseases. Their diet was full of fibers and rough, often raw vegetables. Combined with poor dental hygiene it caused various oral diseases, including caries and periodontitis. But the Egyptians were skilled and resourceful doctors trying to treat these diseases by medical practices far transcended their time. They invented the dental surgery and actively exploited medicines offered by nature.
Dental Problems of the Ancient People
General wear and attrition of the teeth was typical for almost all the inhabitants of the land of the Pharaohs. There are several reasons but the main one is the low quality of food and lack of vitamins and minerals. The ancients ate very poor quality bread full of husks, straw and even sand particles. Virtually for all found during excavations skulls and jaws, teeth condition is very bad – they are highly worn out. By itself is not a disease, but it is the basis for the rapid emergence of other more serious problems such as abscesses, inflammation of the gums and jaw bone and tooth loss.
Although at the time the refined sugar had not been invented yet, cavities were already there. It is an interesting fact that this disease was a privilege of the elite. The reason probably lies in the quality of diet and access to sweets, which both social groups had.
Dental Practice of the Ancient Dentists
In their records on papyrus, ancient dentists describe a number of conditions that they have to deal with – tooth abscesses, problems with gums, loose teeth, ulcerative stomatitis, periodontitis, alveolar disease, dental sepsis and tartar. In addition to treating with herbs and potions, dentists did a lot more sophisticated operations and real surgery – jaw replacement, surgical excision of the abscess and partial removal of damaged pieces of gum. Seems like it was a common practice to make different dental repair work. This far, there are three cases of found dental bridges of that time. The technology is simple – one or more missing teeth are attached back with gold or silver wire to the surrounding healthy teeth.
Obviously, thousands of years ago the ancient inhabitants of the Nile liked and appreciated their teeth and kept considerable efforts to keep them in their mouths. For this purpose, along with prayers and spell,s they applied very reasonable and practical knowledge in the field of medicine and oral surgery. We can see the evidence even today.