2100 Year Old Egyptian Mummy..And You Thought You Had Dental Problems

Researchers using Computerized Tomography Scans on the head of a 2100 year old Egyptian Mummy were stunned to see the level of dental problems as well as unique treatment for a seriously decayed molar.  The scans show evidence of  severe wear ( due to diet), severe cavities and a sinus infection due to multiple abscessed teeth.

Dentistry was common in ancient Egypt but the use of medicated linen in this case has led researchers to believe there was the existence of Dental Specialists practicing interventional medicine.

They determined that this was a wealthy young man in his 20s or early 30’s but could not determine a cause of death. Experts say the pain the man suffered would have been excruciating and would have posed a serious health risk. There is another account of a mummified Pharaoh whose cause of death was determined to be from a septicemia caused by a seriously infected molar.


Panorex showing severe decay


CT Scan


By Brian R. Guldbek, D.D.S.

About the author

Brian Guldbek, DDS Dr. Brian R. Guldbek is committed to providing comprehensive and complete dentistry to his patients. He fosters patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service and the best personalized patient care available. Our team is devoted to restoring, enhancing and maintaining your teeth using conservative, state of the art dental procedures

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *