5500 B.C -Isn't it comforting to know that the dental drill dates back 9,000 years ago and the first local anesthetic only appeared in 1846. Primitive dentists would use a small bow to drive the flint drill tips into patient's teeth, creating a nearly perfect hole. Did I mention that anesthetics wouldn't emerge until 1846?
2600 BC- Hesi-Re (an Egyptian scribe) is the first recorded “dentist” in history. On his tombstone is engraved “Doctor of the Tooth”
Among many interesting dental techniques practiced by Ancient Egyptians, gum swelling was treated with a mixture made of cumin, incense, and onion. Ancient Egyptians also believed mice could cure toothaches. Because mice were believed to be protected by the sun, Egyptians would cut open the body of a warm mouse and apply it to the painful area. I believe the technical term was: open “mouse” surgery.