Early dentistry was known as stomatology from the Greek word Stoma meaning mouth and Logos meaning teaching. Stomatology is the study of diseases, and functions of the teeth, jaws, and mouth cavity. It encompasses the range diagnostics, preventative measures and treatments,
It wasnt until the late 1600s that stomatology became a unique medical discipline. That was the time when the first specialized manuals were published in France. Around this time gold crowns, dental sealants, and anesthetics began to be developed and implemented. With the introduction of dental drills, dentistry was able to advance into an even more precise practice, and practitioners were able to help people enjoy healthier and more attractive looking teeth for the first time in history.
Early dental chairs were uncomfortable and alien looking affairs and make contemporary dental chairs look like works of art. The idea of the floating dentist chair with no floor base has helped to provide more room to work and maneuver. These newer models even include shelves and racks for tools and devices. Theyre also equipped with adjustable control panels for easy regulation of air, water, and sprayers. They can be adjusted into many more convenient and comfortable reclining positions as well. And they offer improved hygiene thanks to antibacterial seat covers.
The original dental chairs were more akin to medieval torture racks and were quite uncomfortable. Todays dental chairs can be easily cleaned and they are constructed of advanced materials. Wireless pedals provide on the go positioning and programming functions. Most run on a low 24 volts and can accommodate weights of up to 330 lbs.
Dental equipment was first born in ancient Egypt when early physicians attempted to treat tooth and gum inflammation and diseases. Usually pulling the tooth was the only feasible option. Today, cutting edge drills and devices are employed to repair damaged teeth. These drills feature varying speeds and are highly adjustable. When dentistry began there were no anesthetics and dental work was quite painful.
Today patients can be totally number or sedated and experience no pain at all. The first dental drill was patented in the 1800s in the U.S. and it was probably incredibly painful and inhumane. The German manufacturer KaVo has a highly esteemed reputation in the dental industry and its origins date back to 1909. Today the company offers a comprehensive line of equipment and is always advancing the technology of dentistry.