The Horrors of Early Dentistry
No one likes going to the dentist but compared to the dark ages of plaque possess, the mouth magicians of today are godsends. Sure, you might feel some mild discomfort. Maybe even a few seconds worth of what resembles pain at your next appointment. However, “pales in comparison” doesn’t begin to describe the difference between dentists today and say, 80 years ago. Professor Joanna Bourke once wrote, “Agonizing toothache, horrifying extractions, and barbaric tools have cast a large shadow over our dental past.” Honestly, that barely begins to describe the horror the first “dentists'' inflicted. This article will make you cherish your own dentist and the year you were born.