This is what dental equipment looked like in the past. Pretty scary, right?
This occurrence is so infrequent that it is rarely discussed in medical discourse, but postmortem fetal extrusion — more bluntly known as “coffin birth” — is a real thing…and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
The Mayas often went to their dentists, but not for fillings or to get a new crown put on. They went to have their teeth beautified with gemstones.