There are quite a few people who suffer from a sensitive gag reflex that can cause severe gagging at the dentist. Of these, a small percentage have a reflex severe enough to interfere with dental care. In many cases, the reflex is so severe that it is stimulated by brushing the teeth and even by eating.
For those who suffer from a “mild” form of gagging, a throat numbing spray and local anesthesia are often all that is needed. For a person with ‘Mild to Moderate’ gagging, Oral Sedation can reduce or eliminate the problem and allow treatment in the dental office. In the more serious and severe cases, it is often necessary and best to treat in the hospital operating room using general anesthesia. This “Twilight Sleep” plus a caring and specially trained staff and dentist solve most gagging problems. We take extra time in providing you with a calm environment with a dentist and staff that respect and understand the painful experience of gagging. We are committed to making a large difference in the lives of all our clients.
In the more severe cases, treatment is only possible with the client fully asleep under general anesthesia in the safety of the hospital operating room. When it comes to going to the dentist for treatment, there are several people who have fear and anxiety. For some, it is a lot more than just being scared. Oftentimes, this fear is generated from a bad experience with a dentist in the past. Those people neglect their dental care because of fear of pain.
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Call Dr. Barnett today to schedule your next dental procedure. Our ultimate goal is to make all our clients feel comfortable. For further information about any of our dental services, please feel free to call our office at (770) 980-6336 or contact our Marietta Dental Office today to schedule a free consultation.
Our friendly knowledgeable staff will schedule an appointment to discuss your individual dental needs. When you have a dental emergency and you want pain-free dentistry, Dr. Barnett is the right choice!