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gagging during dental treatment

crosley at tcp.co.uk crosley at tcp.co.uk
Sun Sep 28 13:34:15 EST 1997

In Article<60hiph$b03$1 at newsd-123.bryant.webtv.net>, <LSHAMROCK at webtv.net> write:
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> Subject: Re: gagging during dental treatment
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> I am an occupational therapist that was interested in this 
post.  I work
> with children and come upon many with sensitivity problems in 
the mouth-
> I really don't think gripping anything is going to help 
you-gagging is a
> reflex.  My question is if your mouth is overall 
hypersensitive-do you
> have problems eating certain textures of foods; how is 
brushing your
> teeth- what happens if you brush your tongue ( do you gag?).  
You may
> need something as simple as a desensitization program to 
integrate a
> primitve reflex that wasn't fullly integrated as a child.

The point is that it works and I have used it for some
years. My dentist and my dentist friend use this
technique with other sensitive patients!

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