It can happen to anyone. As soon as anything touches the back of the tongue, the roof of the mouth or the back of the throat it triggers gag reflex. If this happens to you during dental treatment, there is a better way!
Caring Treatment for Gag Reflex
At White Oak Family Dental in Calgary, Alberta has been caring for patients with gag reflex for over 10 years.
During Dr. Swapna Menon’s years of modern dental practice, sedation dentistry has been found to be one of the least stressful ways to control gag reflex. This reflex condition can result from psychological or physiological factors or both. Fear of dental care can also create panic, which can cause a patient to feel they cannot breathe. In some cases, gag reflex can be so severe that a person has difficulty simply brushing their teeth.
There are many elements that contribute to gag reflex, but the most important part of your care is the understanding of your dentist. White Oak Family Dental knows the discomfort and embarrassment patients can experience because of this condition and he is able to help patients relax with sedation dentistry.
With sedation, the patient ingests a tiny pill and within an hour will be able to be treated with little to no sensation triggering gag reflex. There are lots of ways people try to stop the gagging, but many times these practices can ad more panic than it’s worth.
The Goal is Treatment
The bottom line is that if you need oral care, you need dental treatment. Making a smart choice to visit a dentist who understands the gag reflex syndrome and knows how to treat patients with gag reflex is key.
If a patient with gag reflex needs a series of work or oral surgery, sedation dentistry will make it possible to get more work accomplished in a shorter period of time, thus lessening the stress on the patient.
Set your goals for your dental treatment and partner with White Oak Family Dental in Calgary, Alberta. With focused care at White Oak Family Dental you will never have to fear the pain and difficulty of gag reflex again.