Subcutaneous facial emphysema secondary to use of the Cavi-Jet.

R. S. Finlayson, F. D. Stevens

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A case of subcutaneous facial emphysema secondary to use of the Cavi-Jet air polishing system is reported. Air pressure of the Cavi-Jet may exceed that of other dental instruments such as the air/water syringe or air turbine handpiece. Inadvertent angulation of the nozzle tip into a severe periodontal pocket precipitated this condition, which resolved with no serious sequelae. No treatment other than prophylactic antibiotics was prescribed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-317
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of periodontology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Periodontics


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