1,000 Teeth Recovered From Down Under Melbourn…

1,000 Teeth Recovered From Down Under Melbourne’s Subway:

As part of an $11-billion metro construction project to build five new subway stations before 2025, the guts of the city have been opened up for excavation, revealing hidden truths about how early 20th-century Australians lived their lives. The teeth, found near what was once Forster’s practice off Swanston Street, tell a vivid story about the horrors of Victorian dentistry. Rather than attempting to repair teeth, 9News reported, it seems to have been the standard to simply pull them out. It’s likely clients didn’t mind: Many of the teeth show signs of cavity decay and root exposure, suggesting patients would have been in agony by the time they made it into Forster’s chair.