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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.


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

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Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm