Patients that have a Severe Gag Reflex

Do you fear dental treatments due to a severe gag reflex? If you have struggled to get the dental care you require because of a gag reflex, you need a specialized dental practice that understands your condition. At Clover Smile Studio, we work closely with our special needs patients that have sensitive gag reflexes or other issues. We help make them feel comfortable and safe when they come to us for dental care. Our team has solutions to ensure you can relax and get the oral care you need for a healthy smile.

Dental care requires that instruments are placed inside the mouth, which can press on the tongue or back of the mouth. Extra saliva and restriction of movement can cause some people to gag or choke, which is scary and uncomfortable. If you have a sensitive gag reflex, it can be hard to relax during dental procedures. At Clover Smile Studio, we work with many patients that suffer from this issue. We have found options to help minimize discomfort while still achieving the dental care our patients need.

Relaxing Dental Care

Often the key to limiting gag reflex is relaxation. Those with severe gag reflex can become hyper-focused on what is happening inside their mouth, making them even more prone to gagging. Sedation is one option to help you relax, shifting your focus and keeping you calm during your dental treatments. Other options can include sitting upright during exams or cleanings. This can limit the amount of saliva and swallowing needed that can trigger a gag reflex. We can work with you to find the right solution to make you comfortable during your visits, so it is easy to maintain a healthy smile and overall wellness.

Do not let a sensitive gag reflex keep you from a beautiful, healthy smile. Our team at Clover Smile Studio in Austin offers relaxing, gentle dental care for our patients with special needs. Contact us today to learn more about our specialized options for our patients with a severe gag reflex.

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