Nobody likes to think about gagging. Even more unpleasant to think about: Attempting to deal with your gag reflex during your dental care. Unfortunately, for many patients, this is simply a fact of life, which can make coming in for the treatment you need (even something as simple as a checkup) a very difficult occasion. Good news! Your Moreno Valley dentist has some suggestions that will help you deal with this issue, so you can come in when you please to care for your teeth and gums with ease!

Don’t Try To Hide It

If you’re having a problem with your gag reflex, your Moreno dentist would like to make one thing very clear: It’s much better to talk with us about it than to attempt to hide it. Feeling stressed about trying to present yourself as someone who does not gag and then (likely) failing during a checkup will not make matters better. Instead, let us know what’s going on! As a result, we can guide you through your care, so you feel more relaxed. We can even offer suggestions to get that frustrating issue out of the way, so care is much easier to achieve.

Stop Trying To Control It

Instead of trying to control what’s happening, we strongly encourage you to learn to completely relax yourself instead. You can practice doing this by seeking out relaxation options at home, such as yoga, meditation, or simply learning to release tension from your body. In many cases, releasing this tension will relax your muscles and your gag reflex, so you can lie back and receive dental care. Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you that while this may be a work in progress, there’s certainly light at the end of the tunnel.

Talk With Us About How To Best Receive Your Dental Care

If you’re struggling with a gag reflex or other concern, please let us know, so we may help you! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.