How long do you think dentistry has been around? Would you believe that ancient Egypt had dentists? This article on yahoo talks about how scientists have found evidence dental treatment being performed on a patient whose teeth were in horrible shape. An “ancient” dentist packed a piece of linen dipped in a medicine of fig juice or cedar oil into the cavity to prevent food particles from getting stuck in the hole. Researchers believe this to be the first known case of packing treatment done in ancient Egypt. Sadly it is believed that the mummy died a few weeks later from a sinus infection brought on from his bad oral health.
Aren’t you glad you don’t live in ancient Egypt and instead have one of the best dentists in Lynnwood to provide excellent care for you? Dr. Nichole Martin focuses on preventative dentistry and catching problems before they become big problems.