We Treat Patients with Severe Gag Reflex

Everyone has a gag reflex. It is a protective mechanism and our body’s natural response when something touches the glossopharyngeal nerve fibers in the back of the mouth. In essence, our gag reflex is designed to provoke regurgitation so that we don’t choke. Unfortunately, some patients have a more sensitive gag reflex than others, and this can make dental visits quite uncomfortable.

At Ora Dentistry, your smile doesn’t have to suffer because of your sensitive gag reflex. We treat patients with severe gag reflex using proven relaxation tactics such as sedation dentistry. Regardless of whether your severe gag reflex is more psychological or physiological in nature, you can trust our Elk Grove dental team to help you get through your dental visit with optimal comfort.

Comfortable Dental Visits Despite Sensitive Gag Reflex

When it comes to treating patients with a severe gag reflex, we do everything we can to reduce their anxiety from the beginning, as stress can quickly escalate the condition. Our office serves patients in a soothing atmosphere that is stocked with comfort amenities such as neck pillows, warm scented towels, wireless headphones, TVs and more. We may even suggest that you use a nasal decongestant or numbing throat spray before you arrive to reduce the likelihood of gagging.

One of the most proven ways we address patients with a severe gag reflex is with sedation dentistry. Dr. Dalla is qualified to offer both IV sedation and oral conscious sedation depending on your preference and level of need. If you have a gag reflex concern, please don’t hesitate to inform us. You’ll quickly discover that comfortable and stress-free dental care is possible at Ora Dentistry! Contact our Elk Grove dentist today to schedule an appointment.


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Graciela Torres-Sumal

I've always been afraid of going to the dentist but I had the best dental experience here! The staff is very friendly and helpful and Dr. Dalla was great. He explained the procedures to be done and was gentle when it came to my worst fear at the dentist---numbing shots!!! I didn't feel anything! I'm definitely not afraid to go to the dentist anymore! Thank you Ora Dentistry!

Paola Caro

Called to make an apt yesterday, I was so happy they where able to get me In the same day! As soon as you walk in you feel like your being greeted by a friend. The staff and doctor are amazing. Injections where painless and I really felt like I was cared for. I am extremely satisfied with my cleaning! My teeth look pretty amazing!! I give this place a 10/10. I look forward to my next dental visit.

Jane P

I was impressed the minute I walked into office. Just so tasteful and beautiful. As for the Dr., he took the time to explain and show me the one problem he discovered albeit a big one. I did appreciate the time he took with me and will have no problem making him my dentist from now on.

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