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Victorian Era Dentistry in 13 pictures (No anesthesia)

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Many people think that the Victorian era dentistry is all about fun steampunk. However, these photos will show what horrors the patients of dental clinics faced a century and a half ago. You’ll find no steam robot-dentists, unfortunately. May here’s why Victorian Era people smiled so rarely.

Although, they presented each other nice Victorian style Valentine’s and invented funny bathing machines to swim in the sea.

Painless tooth extraction during Victorian Era Dentistry

The photographer, with typical English sarcasm, called this shot “Painless tooth extraction”. It seems to be ok to tie the patient to the chair for the Victorian Era dentistry.

The process of removing a diseased tooth, Victorian Era Dentistry

The process of removing a diseased tooth, typical of the 19th century.

And this is home self-medication. There, in America, in the 20s of the last century.

And this is home self-medication, US, the 1910s.

A female dentist in New York removes a tooth from a suffering patient.

A female dentist in New York removes a tooth, 1905.

A dentist examines a soldier during the American Civil War.

A dentist examines a soldier during the American Civil War.

1910 year. American doctor doing dental surgery.

American doctor doing dental surgery, 1910.

We see how a rare person for that era works in dentistry - a woman, a certified dentist.

This woman is a certified dentist of the Victorian Era. 1897 year. 

1892 The assistant holds the patient firmly so that he does not twitch or interfere.

The assistant holds the patient firmly so that he does not twitch or interfere, 1902.

1870s, Britain. It is clearly visible how the patient is fixed with a towel.

It is clearly visible how the patient is fixed with a towel, 1870s, Britain.

1855 year. The American dentist makes the removal.

The American dentist removes a tooth, 1855.

Staged tooth extraction - a classic picture of the Victorian Era dentistry.

Staged tooth extraction – a classic picture of the Victorian Era dentistry.

1844 year. A very painful procedure.

A very painful procedure, 1855.

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