This “fills” me with dread…

According to this story, the practice of dentistry hasn’t always been the walk in the park it is today…

A Neolithic graveyard found at Mehrgarh, in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, shows that Stone-age dentists used to have a go at curing toothache by using drills made from flint heads.

In a word… Yikes! I suppose it’s better than extracting them all and then starving because back then nobody knew how to make mush. But only just barely. My preference would be to take the topical anaesthetic followed by a few cc’s of novocaine.

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