Management of gag reflex for patients undergoing dental treatment.

  title={Management of gag reflex for patients undergoing dental treatment.},
  author={Eachempati Prashanti and Kumbargere N Sumanth and P Renjith George and Laxminarayan Karanth and Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Gag reflex is an involuntary defence mechanism to protect the pharynx and throat from foreign objects. Gagging is a common problem encountered during dental treatment, which makes therapeutic procedures distressing and often difficult or even impossible to perform. Various interventions can be used to control the gag reflex; for example, anti-nausea medicines, sedatives, local and general anaesthetics, herbal remedies, behavioural therapies, acupressure, acupuncture, and prosthetic… CONTINUE READING


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