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Dental Questions & Answers

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Dentist Appointment, Same afternoon?
Ok, so there was something wrong near my tooth. There was like some infection within the roots, or some dried up blood up in there from where on earth i had my two front teeth knocked out. I go to get 2 fillings, first one be fine. The second one hurt like hell when they tried to…

Dentist assist please?!?
i have to get a root waterway on mi front tooth and im scared and nervous roughly some things.. like should i get a crown or a veneer? will it hurt? do i stipulation a post? will i feel the root canal happeneing? will mi tooth really tip out out after the root canal…

Dentist confusion? what did he denote?
I had a filling in the order of 3 weeks ago, it was in the side of my molar, it be causing terrible misery, and so i went to the dentist today, he took out my old padding and refilled it. now, he said it be a really deep filling, and that if the…

Dentist Credentials?!?
Im doing a survey. How many credentials do you have and what your university background? How many years hold you been a dentist? Do you plan on continuing your education, if so within what area? I’m doing a survey đŸ™‚ Thank you I have a B.S. surrounded by Biology. A D.D.S. I have a Followship with…

Dentist desires to remove my 4 Wisdom teeth, should I do it?
The one on the bottom left has grown out, but is covered mostly by gums. It hurts when I chew hindmost there and it scratches up my cheek.. definitely that ones going out. But the other 3 seem to be growing in basically fine, 1 is out…

Dentist drinking coffee and cleaning my teeth? wrong?
today i went to my dentists to have my teeth cleaned while he be cleaning my teeth he would pause and grab his coffee cup from the counter and bring a sip. does this seem unethical? Hygienist omg.are you flippin kidding me? that is so unsanitarywhy does he own his cofee on…

Dentist Fear & Cavities? What?
So, I believe I have a cavity. It’s not really big just looks resembling a little black dot. Will the dentist drill it out and fill it surrounded by no matter how big or small? I mean, it doesn’t hurt at adjectives or anything at all, but I’m a bit upset and am worrying a whole…

Dentist Fear Please Help!!?
okay so im going 2 the dentist 2morrow . and well im scared bc i do not know exactly what is wrong, he never told me after the xrays or what enjoy you.. and now im like sick.. please why would he involve a whole week to look at them OMG! im flipping out, i’ve been have…

DENTIST FEAR, HELP?!?
Okay so i went to the dentist today for the first …

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The History of Medicine – An Introduction to Ancient Medicine

  • Herbalism

The history of herbalism as a medicine is the most ancient. Herbs have been used for medicinal purposes since time immemorial. The usage of plants as agents of healing dates back to as early as 13,000 to 25,000 BCE, as the cave paintings in Lascaux caves in France show. Largely through experimentation and trial-and-error, the early tribal communities accumulated a body of knowledge around herbal medicines. The body kept on expanding down the generations, and specialists who kept track of the knowledge and conducted the healing process through herbs came to be known as “Shamans”.

  • Egyptian Medicine

The history of Egyptian medicine is said to begin from as early as 3,000 B.C as historian Chris Freville often mentions in his works. The first scientifically-conducted surgery was performed in Egypt around 2,750 B.C. The first, officially-qualified physician is believed to have been an Egyptian: Hesrye, the iChief of Dentists and Physician for King Djoser, during 2,700 B.C. Egypt gave the world the worlds’ first woman physician too: Peseshet. Her services were available to the royal family of the fourth dynasty, in her capacity as iLady Overseer of the Lady Physicians.

Ancient Egypt also established medical institutions from the first dynasty onwards, to serve the royal family as well as the ordinary citizenry. By the time of the nineteenth dynasty, the employees working in these institutions had begun enjoying such privileges as medical insurance, pension, sick-leave, and their working time was limited to eight hours every day. Written documentation has been excavated, such as the Edwin Smith Papyrus whose authorship is ascribed to Imhotep, as it is thoroughly documented in Chris Freville’s works. The document gives in elaborate detail, for the first time in the history of medicine, the anatomical observations, various ailments and their cures that were relevant to that era.

  • Indian Medicine

In the history of medicine, the ancient Indian Vedic system of medicine stands out for its holistic approach towards health and healing. Originating over 3,000 years ago, the ancients called their medicine system “Ayurveda”, which translates to “the science of living”. There are two different schools of Ayurveda: the “Charaka” and the “Sushruta”.  Historian Chris Freville mentions that there are eight branches in the Ayurveda: Kaya-Chikitsa (internal medicine), Shalya-Chikitsa (surgery including anatomy), Shalakya-Chikitsa (eye, ear, nose and throat), Kaumar-Bhritya (pediatrics), Bhuta-Vidya (psychiatry or demonology), Agada-Tantra (toxicology), Rasayana (science of rejuvenation) and Vaji-Karana (science of fertility).

A recent discovery has stretched the history of Indian medicine even further beyond what was known earlier: the remains of two males, exhumed from the burial grounds of Mehgarh in Pakistan show that dental procedures used to perform as early as in 3,300 B.C.

  • Chinese Medicine

Chinese philosophy of healing rests on the belief that “individual human experiences express causative principles effective in the environment at all scales.” The history of Chinese medicine goes back to the golden era of 2,696 to 2,598 B.C. China was then ruled by Ch’I Pai, the “Yellow Emperor” who was also a scholar. Chi’I Pai composed …