CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(01): 149-155
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703755
Review Article

GAGGING A REVIEW

Laxman Singh Kaira
1  Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttrakhand
,
Esha Dabral
2  Consultant Dental Surgeon, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttrakhand
,
Harpreet Singh Kukreja
3  Consultant Prosthodontist, Department of Prosthodontics, Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA
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Abstract:

The gag reflex is a complex physiologic phenomenon. The problem compromises the quality of dental treatment and is a barrier to optimal patient care. The function of the reflex is protective in nature. When the reflex is abnormally active, the dentist may be presented with a bewildering and frustrating problem in various dental procedures, resulting in a strong potential for compromised treatment. The technique or techniques used should be dictated by the cause or causes involved. If organic disturbances, anatomic anomalies, or bio mechanical inadequacies of the existing prosthesis are not key causes the services of trained specialists are needed to help with behavioral management of the problem. A review of management of patients follows and includes strategies to assist clinicians.



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Publikationsdatum:
24. April 2020 (online)

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