gagging during dental treatment

LSHAMROCK at webtv.net LSHAMROCK at webtv.net
Fri Sep 26 19:08:17 EST 1997

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.

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