New Cochrane Protocol – May 2014


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. Consequently a review of this area will help guide clinical decision making.


Eachempati P, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Renjith George P, Karanth L, Soe HHK. Management of gag reflex for patients undergoing dental treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD011116. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011116.




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