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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 600-602
Use of training dentures in management of gagging


1 Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi(M) Wardha, India
2 M.S.Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Shweta Yadav
Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi(M) Wardha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.90311

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Gagging is a frequent impediment to the performance of dental procedures. This stimulation of the gagging reflex, or more accurately, the vomiting reflex, is a special problem in prosthodontic service. A hypersensitive gagging reflex often prevents the dentist from carrying out critical procedures or causes them to performat a less than satisfactory level. In addition, once having suffered an unpleasant gagging experience in a dentist's office, the patients develop a fear of further visits to dentists. The purpose of this paper is to describe methods of managing the gagging patient that has a sound rationale based on modified treatment approaches starting from impression making to design of the prosthesis aided by training dentures to help the patient to tolerate prosthesis in mouth before fabrication of definite prosthesis.


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