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check out some dental work from 2000 BC

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posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 05:54 PM
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this is too cool

some of the earliest known dental work



pretty gnarly

awesome though




posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Was that persons jaw carved out to make room for the floating teeth?
How painful was this!?



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: TinySickTears

Was that persons jaw carved out to make room for the floating teeth?
How painful was this!?


yeah i would think extremely painful

drilling through the teeth like that!!!

i didnt even notice the floating teeth until you said something

yeah. painful



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:03 PM
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I think our ancestors had a much more intimate relationship with pain than us modern types do. I can't conceive of how much that might have hurt, hopefully they had some basic pain killers back then!



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

The teeth may have been knocked out. And may not even that persons. And in order for the new teeth to be set in, it looks like the jaw was carved to make room. Seems people back then knew dentistry and infection quite well.



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:10 PM
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Some dentist correct me if I'm wrong, but once the tooth is gone, the jaw bone starts to deteriorate and recedes.



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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Hey, you got a link for that? I'm curious about the metal they used. It looks like gold. Wouldn't that be too soft?

And wow, yeah the pain!
How drunk would you have to be? Or maybe some great plant medicine?
Where were these found?



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: TinySickTears

Was that persons jaw carved out to make room for the floating teeth?
How painful was this!?


If you talking about the two middle teeth. That looks like bone loss possibly due to an abscess .



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: JourneyAbout

Yeah, I think there are a couple diseases that will do that as well.

I also wonder if they still moved around some when biting/chewing. Looks like they might, so maybe it was just cosmetic? Crazy really.



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Hey, you got a link for that? I'm curious about the metal they used. It looks like gold. Wouldn't that be too soft?

And wow, yeah the pain!
How drunk would you have to be? Or maybe some great plant medicine?
Where were these found?


i will try to find a link

looks like bronze to me



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

Bone has no nerve to feel pain with. Only soft tissue feels pain.



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: strongfp

Bone has no nerve to feel pain with. Only soft tissue feels pain.


teeth are not bone or soft tissue

you drill through it and youre going to feel it



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:16 PM
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couldnt find an article

pulled it off of r/humansaremetal

some cool stuff on there



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

I'd imagine there is marrow in the jaw. And tissue attached to the jaw bone. I'm just making guesses, part of the fun with this sort of physical anthropology.



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:20 PM
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I found this
Teeth

Not sure about the site, but it says they were on a 4000 year old mummy.

It is gold, they are donor teeth, and may have been added after death, they don't know for sure. But check out some of the other ones, gems set in the teeth.
Wow
edit on 17-4-2019 by chiefsmom because: addition



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: strongfp

Bone has no nerve to feel pain with. Only soft tissue feels pain.


teeth are not bone or soft tissue

you drill through it and youre going to feel it


The only drilled ones are the two front teeth, which look to have been removed, prepared, and then wired back into place.

I'm actually wondering what holds them upright. To me it would seem that the fixtures have a design weakness that would allow the two teeth to rotate forward or backwards.



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Is it just me or does that chin seem to indicate that this person was related to Kirk Douglas?



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
I found this
Teeth

Not sure about the site, but it says they were on a 4000 year old mummy.

It is gold, they are donor teeth, and may have been added after death, they don't know for sure. But check out some of the other ones, gems set in the teeth.
Wow


I was just about to link to this site! I LOVE this web page. I read it daily with ATS.

I remember when it was posted on social media by them. I wanted to make a thread but I never have time to make threads like that anymore!



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

It is cool!

It makes you really wonder about the times back then. I don't think we give them enough credit on what they knew and what they had. People tend to think they weren't advanced because they didn't have the tech we have.

I wouldn't be surprised if they had a way to numb or knock the person out. I mean they clearly knew how to shave down a jaw so why not have medicines to assist?



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom

Good find. Gonna read it fully after dinner.
Although the lower jaw in question that OP posted is still up for debate.


In some cases, a bridge was made using donor teeth.  However, it’s a bit unclear whether these works were performed during the life of the patient or after death – to tidy them up, as it were, before their burial



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