If you have a sensitive or severe gag reflex, you may dread going to the dentist. The instruments that must be placed inside your mouth can cause an involuntary reaction that makes you gag or choke. This is a common issue, but one that can be managed with specialized dental care. At Smile Design Studios, we offer comfortable dental care for those with a severe gag reflex to ensure they receive the oral care they need for a healthy smile.
Everyone has a gag reflex, but for some people, this reflex is more sensitive. The body reacts to protect the airway from intrusion to prevent choking. Severe gag reflex can be a physical issue or caused by mental anxiety. Touching the back of the tongue, mouth, or throat entrance can cause gagging, which is disruptive to dental care and difficult for the patient. Our team at Smile Design Studios works with our patients with sensitive gag reflexes. We help to find a solution to make them feel comfortable while we care for their teeth and gums.