Gagging in dental radiography.

  title={Gagging in dental radiography.},
  author={I B Sewerin},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={58 6},
  • I B Sewerin
  • Published 1984 in Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology
The frequency of gagging during full-mouth radiography was evaluated in 478 patients. Gagging was observed in 13% of the patients. The frequency of gagging differed significantly in groups radiographed by trained radiographers and by students (9% and 26%, respectively). Gagging occurred in all regions but most frequently in the maxillary molar area. The technical skill, authority, and self-confidence of the operator were major factors of importance in preventing and suppressing gag reflexes in… CONTINUE READING