dentist's drill

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Noun1.dentist's drill - a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
bur, burr - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
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Artists inject ink into a customer's skin with the help of a tattoo machine, which sounds alarmingly like a dental drill.
A NURSERY nurse has told how she quit her job after suf-suffering severe burns to her lip from a dental drill - because she feared her face would scare the children.
We're using an electric hand piece versus the traditional dental drill,'' Kauffman said.
A final mechanism is masking: music is able to "mask" unpleasant sounds, such as the noises of the dental drill, thereby averting the patient's anxiety.
Going to the dentist is scary enough for some people, but get this: A dental drill accident during routine oral surgery in Sweden caused parts of the drill to get lodged in a 60-year-old woman's lung.
Dhanni Gustiana, a dental surgeon from Purworejo in Central Java, has modified a conventional dental drill by changing the buzzing sound to the music from a MP3 player.
With the tongue retracted by the mouthpiece, it is kept away from the dental procedure and the dental drill, the manufacturer states.
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): For many, the sound of the dental drill is a big cause of anxiety when it comes to visiting a dentist.
By the way, folks, I was reading this week that scientists have developed a gadget to block out the noise of the dental drill for nervous patients.
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A four second intra muscular buttocks injection is different from a four second whirl of a high speed dental drill in the mouth.