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.