History of Dentistry
As early as 3000 BC, men have dabbled in dentistry to take care of dental problems they have encountered. The excruciating pain that is associated with cavities and rotting teeth must have prompted them to discover ways to relieve their agonizing and unbearable discomfort. Thus the emergence of early dentists must be because of the painful symptoms. Much evidence point out, like from uncovered relics, artifacts and mummies, some forms of dental surgery or dental prosthetics. From the ancient Egyptians to the Greco-Romans to early Chinese civilizations, dentists have existed to aid the people with their teeth problems.
Dentists have always been associated with pain. No trip to the dentist has ever been a welcomed journey. Many people, mostly children, see the voyage to a dentist appointment as a form of torture. The mere sound of the dentist's drill sends shivers up everybody's spine and causes a form of an anxiety attack. Even with the development of many scientific technologies in dental practice such as better pain relievers, anesthetics, modern equipment and painless procedures, many still fear the visit.
In any case, dentists have had a bad reputation which is probably uncalled for. Learning and knowing more about dentists would make them look less menacing and more interesting. Dentists are here to help us because having good, strong and healthy teeth not only makes us look better but also spares us from the agony of having to endure the unbearable pain of having cavities.