Day of the dentist. Why celebrate on February 9?
A little history of dentistry
The first mention of the disease of the teeth found in the ancient Egyptian treatise, written around 1550 BC. The treatise contains more than 900 prescription potions for the treatment of various diseases. Among them there are eleven recipes used for the treatment of teeth and gums.
As a medical specialty, dentistry appeared in Europe at the turn of the 17th century. The impetus for this was the work of the French surgeon Pierre Fochard. He is remembered as the father of scientific dentistry. Although, as far as we know, the first medical instruments were long before Pierre. Historians believe that the tongs for extracting teeth were still in the time of Hippocrates.
Over the years, dentistry has not been combined with medicine. It was a separate industry. Cordova surgeon Abul-Kasim in the 11th century in his book depicted dental instruments. But Giovanni Arkoli entered the dental history as the one who perfected the forceps. He was the first who not only pulled out his sick teeth, but also sealed holes in his teeth with gold.
Then the dentists were completely unconscious, so people suffered terrible pain and delayed the trip to such “doctors”. And almost until the 17th century, the sick teeth were not treated, but simply torn. And most often it was done by the bathhouse attendants, barbers and horses. In the 17th century, a drill was invented, it was easier to treat teeth, but it was unrealistic to hurt. On anesthetics, then there was no thought.
Today, dental treatment is an absolutely safe and painless procedure. Dental offices are equipped with the latest equipment and materials, doctors are professionals in their field! But vseravno better to prevent illness, than to treat! Therefore, carefully care for the teeth, do professional cleaning and go to the doctor for a check-up!