How Can I Get Over My Dental Anxiety and Sensitive Gag Reflex?
16th May 2016
A. I'm so sorry you have found yourself in this dilemma . Of course you have to go to the dentist to at the very least find out what your options are. It does sound like you may have to have some teeth out. The dentist may be able to refer you to the local community Special Needs Service, or a Special Care Department at a dental hospital, it depends where you live. The gagging problem with just getting your teeth just looked at is a psychological problem, although for dental work and impressions some people have sensitive palates and it sets off a cycle of panic and just what you describe. Two websites to check out are for Anxiety UK, which has lots of resources and www.dentalfearcentral.org. Hope this helps, Jenny.