Evaluation of the effect of (salt and sugar) on gagging reflex
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2012, Volume 5, Issue 12, Pages 1430-1437
AbstractAbstract: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of salt and sugar on patients suffering from gagging reflex.
Materials and method: 120 subjects suffering from gagging reflex ranging from 30-50 years old were examined to assess the gagging reflex response when using stock tray, stock tray with alginate, applying sugar on the tongue then impression and salt then an alginate impression also taken.
Results: the results revealed the increase in gagging reflex with impression material compared with tray alone, also the use of salt and sugar decrease the gagging reflex.
Conclusion: the effect of salt and sugar on gagging reflex as it blocks the transmission of impulses that cause gagging reflex also the psychological effect of these two tastes on gagging sensation during taking the impression.
Key words: Alginate impression, gagging reflex, salt and sugar taste.
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