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Dental air turbine handpiece has evolved significantly over the years and it remains a vital part of dentistry today.
Between 1994 and 2008, 47 CT-documented cases were reported in another review (2); subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum following dental treatment on using a high-speed air turbine handpiece were seen in 31 patients.
Merrell and Claggett study was not certain whether the noise in the dental practice environment causes hearing loss or not.9 Fabry stated that if you are working with noisy drills all day the simple fact is it may make you more susceptible to hearing loss than someone who has a quiet desk job and the same hobby as you do."10 One survey found that a significant number of dentists reported having tinnitus and the researcher concluded that the noise that dentists were exposed to (specifically an air turbine handpiece) may have been a contributing element in their hearing loss.11