Do you have an embarrassing gag reflex that makes you want to never step foot in a dental practice? If so, we understand! Since just about any type of care from our Lake Orion, MI team has the potential to make you gag (not because it’s yucky but because we are looking in your mouth or performing work in your mouth), this can cause you to feel like you’re not sure what to do. Good news: You’re not the only person out there in the world who is avoiding oral health care because of this concern. Instead of assuming you’re alone, recognize that you’re actually in very good company. You’re in very good hands with our team, as well! Let us know about this issue and we can most certainly help.
We Are Happy To Help!
We are happy to help you with your gag reflex! So, when you come see our team for any type of visit, be quite vocal about what you’re going through. Making sure that we are extra gentle and offer you suggestions for making your reflex less reactive is something we can do. However, if you’re lying in our chair feeling scared and are tensing up as you try to get through a visit, things won’t go so well! Choose the first option and you may find that over time, you gain more and more control over your reflex!
You Can Help Yourself!
Whether you’re coming in for a checkup or some other treatment, remember that you can do your best to relax in our chair! While we will do everything possible on our side, you can also prep yourself ahead of time by teaching yourself some things. Consider the following:
- You can bring in music as a means of distracting yourself, so you’re not quite as focused on your gag reflex.
- You can practice meditation and breathing techniques at home before you come in. Relaxing your muscles and becoming very calm is often helpful when you’re combatting a gag reflex.
Our Technology Makes Things Easier
We strive to offer comfortable technology at our practice! If you have a strong gag reflex, you will be happy to recognize that we offer digital X-rays, comfortable advanced oral cancer screenings, and more that offer a very easy experience.
See Us For Care And Tell Us About Your Feelings
Let us know if you have an overactive gag reflex or anything else that makes you feel uneasy about scheduling care, so we may offer you the reassurance and compassion you deserve! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.