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.