Treatment for Patients with Severe Gag Reflex
Dental care can be uncomfortable for some people, especially those with a severe or sensitive gag reflex. If you struggle during dental treatments due to a severe gag reflex, there are options to help make the experience more comfortable. Our team at Village Dental NYC can work with you to find a solution to minimize discomfort. We can help you relax during your dental treatments, ensuring you receive the dental care you need for a healthy smile.
An over-active gag reflex can be caused by physical or psychological factors, or both. It can be different for each person. The size of your mouth, sensitivity and past experiences can all play a part in whether you have a severe gag reflex. Dental anxiety can heighten an existing over-active gag reflex, making the problem worse.
Some people can lessen their gag reflex by using distraction techniques. Concentrating on breathing through your nose and not swallowing can help limit the gag response. For some, listening to music or using relaxation techniques can help minimize gag reflex responses. However, for severe gag reflexes, often special dental methods are needed to create a comfortable experience.
Special Dental Care to Reduce Gag Reflex
If you have experienced severe gag reflex when undergoing dental treatments, let our team at Village Dental NYC know. We can find a solution to help minimize your gag reaction and improve your dental experience. Certain positions or equipment can be used to lessen the gag reflex. We can also explore sedation or anesthetics that can help manage this issue.
Do not let an over-active gag reflex stop you from maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact Village Dental NYC today to discuss options for improving your dental care experience. We provide patient-centric dental care so all our patients feel relaxed and comfortable when visiting us for their oral health needs.