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As a premier sedation dentist in NYC, Dr. Siegelman is familiar with the various reasons why patients do not see the dentist. In addition to dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex is a factor that can make many people understandably apprehensive. However, avoiding the dentist is not a viable solution. Avoiding dental care to prevent…Read the full article

Dental Anxiety and Gagging New York City

The gag reflex is the body’s natural defense mechanism that keeps foreign objects out of your upper respiratory tract. When the body senses something other than air headed down the larynx, pharynx, or trachea, the muscles in the area spasm and contract. Dental impression trays, especially with the impression material, and the x-ray process can…Read the full article

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