1700s:
“The tooth worm as Hell’s Demon”

“This carving is in a molar which can be separated into two halves. It depicts the torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C.”

 Source: Retronaut

1700s:
“The tooth worm as Hell’s Demon”

“This carving is in a molar which can be separated into two halves. It depicts the torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C.”

Source: Retronaut