Record

Ref NoRCSI/MI/386
TitleDouble type tooth key
DescriptionDouble type tooth key. Dated 1820. The tooth key was used in dentistry to extract diseased teeth. It was used from the mid 1700s up until the 20th century. This tooth key dates from the early 1800s. The key was first inserted horizontally into the mouth, then it's 'claw' would be tightened over a tooth. The key was rotated to loosen the tooth but this often resulted in the tooth breaking.
LevelItem
Date1820
FormatMedical Instrument
Access ConditionsBy appointment with RCSI Heritage Collections
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