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Management of exaggerated gagging in prosthodontic patients using glossopharyngeal nerve block
  1. Varsha Murthy1,
  2. Yuvraj V2,
  3. Preeti P Nair3,
  4. Shaji Thomas2,
  5. Akash Krishna4,
  6. Sumeeth Cyriac2
  1. 1Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, People’s Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  4. 4Department of Conservative Dentistry, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Preeti P Nair, shajihoss{at}gmail.com

Summary

When gag reflex becomes abnormally active, it poses difficulty for the prosthodontists, as it hinders the process of fixed partial denture construction beginning with tooth preparation till impression making. In this case-report, the authors used a nerve block technique which is popular among anaesthetist and otolaryngologist, but is being applied in the field of prosthodontics for the first time, to tide over the difficulty.

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