13 Old School Dental Instruments

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13 Old School Dental Instruments

13 Creepy Old School Dental Instruments

If you think the dentist’s office is scary now, imagine how it was centuries ago when these dental tools were used…

Bow Drill (7000 BC)
The earliest known dental drills originated around 9,000 years ago in the Indus Valley area of present-day India and Pakistan. Dental bow drills were constructed much like bow drills used to create fire — with a stringed wooden bow tied to a rotating spindle — except that instead of using friction to make a fire, the spindle was used as a drill, with a flint head made to penetrate teeth. (The pictured example is an Eskimo drill from the early 20th century.)

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