Reducing gagging during dental treatment – insufficient evidence for any intervention

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This Cochrane review was only able to identify a single small RCTs of acupuncture to reduce gagging during dental treatment. This was insufficient to conclude any benefit. No evidence of other interventions was identified.

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New Cochrane Protocol – May 2014

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The aim of this review is to assess the effects of behavioural techniques, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for management of gagging in patients undergoing dental procedures. As the authors note gaging-related problems contributed to about 20% of dental avoidance cases and a wide range of methods have been describe for management of the gaging patients. [read the full story…]