MUSLIM DENTISTRY

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Dental fillings had been done in ancient Mesopotamia.
Al-Zahrawi borrowed dentistry from Romans who had borrowed from the Etruscans dental drills, dental fillings, using clamps to extract teeth, and a rudimentary prostheses with false teeth made of bone or gold.
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Dental fillings had been done in ancient Mesopotamia.
Al-Zahrawi borrowed dentistry from Romans who had borrowed from the Etruscans dental drills, dental fillings, using clamps to extract teeth, and a rudimentary prostheses with false teeth made of bone or gold. http://en.dentista-italiano-a-londra.co.uk/blog/useful-information/the-history-of-dentistry-pt-3-ancient-rome-and-the-unhappy-medieval-times.html

Al-Zahrawi made his false teeth out of bone and used wire to attach loose teeth to sound teeth.
Al Zahrawi used clamps and hooks to pull teeth.
Roman tooth extraction is described at http://books.google.com/books?id=fHYuAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=roman+tooth+extraction&source=bl&ots=YgWU18WcvF&sig=G2nCDYQ0AMMb83-2FELxzJl-wdU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MiRYU-qJII6syASGr4KABw&ved=0CCoQ6AEwADgU
Romans had used hooks in surgery.
3) Dental instruments for root planing and scaling to treat gum disease were in use in Roman times.
Image by Suyash.dwivedi, via Wikimedia Commons.
image credit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dental_Caries_Cavity_2.JPG

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