Fox’s Toothkey (From the Collection #33)

The Story Before antibiotics and modern dental care, dentists had little choice but to remove a patient’s diseased tooth.  The toothkey was developed in the early 18th century for tooth extraction.  It consisted of a straight metal shaft with a handle of wood, bone, or ivory set at right angles to the instrument. The working … More Fox’s Toothkey (From the Collection #33)