reflex can cause a patient considerable discomfort as
well as interfere with dental procedures. An electrolyte
tablet administered and retained intraorally a few
minutes before the start of a procedure can suppress the
gag reflex, allowing a mandibular block to be given with
much greater ease, which further reduces the gagging
Tablets can be
prescribed for home use for patients who can not
properly perform oral hygiene procedures due to the
gagging problem. Severe gaggers may need to repeat a
dose in 15 to 20 minutes.
Some patients and
dentists prefer to use electrolyte lollipops.
Dent Today. 1991
The gagging patient: a
method for success.
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