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Gag Reflex: A Comparative Study Among Different Prosthodontic Treatment Modalities

Abstract

Background: In routine prosthodontic treatment, prosthodontists may encounter patients having increased oral sensitivity to foreign objects, resulting in gagging. The present study was done to survey the patients with gag reflex needing prosthetic treatment. Materials and methods: This descriptive epidemiological investigation was conducted in the Department of Prosthodontics at College of Dentistry, Jazan in the month of March and April 2017. The patients undergoing prosthodontic treatment for replacement of teeth were selected for the study. Patients who came for the treatment of any type of prosthesis [Removable partial denture (RPD), Fixed partial denture (FPD) and / or Complete denture (CD)] were included in the study. A self-structured questionnaire pretested through pilot study was designed to verify the prevalence of gag reflex. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 16.0. Descriptive statistics were obtained and frequency distributions were calculated. Chi-square test was done to compare the prevalence of gag reflex according to gender, type of

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