Gag Reflex: No More A Gag To A Dentist The Behavioral Techniques, Pharmacological Techniques, Acupressure and Acupuncture in Controlling the Gag Reflex - A Review

Authors

  • S Shriprasad Department of Prosthodontics, RKDF Dental College and research centre, Bhopal
  • HS Shilpashree Department Of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KDF Dental College and research centre, Bhopal

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https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v11i1.9816

Keywords:

acupressure, acupuncture, gag reflex, hypnosis, systematic desensitization

Abstract

Gagging in dental patients can be disruptive to dental treatment and may be a barrier to a patient care, preventing the provision of treatment and the wearing of prostheses. Many management techniques have been described to control the gagging. This article reviews the literature on various management strategies described to prevent and control the gagging.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v11i1.9816

BJMS 2012; 11(1): 12-17

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Shriprasad, S., & Shilpashree, H. (2012). Gag Reflex: No More A Gag To A Dentist The Behavioral Techniques, Pharmacological Techniques, Acupressure and Acupuncture in Controlling the Gag Reflex - A Review. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 11(1), 12–17. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v11i1.9816

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