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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 21(1): 31-35 Back to browse issues page
The study of effection of salt (Nacl) on temporary elimination of gag reflex
Jahangir Haghani Corresponding Author: Dr. * , Majid Naserkhaki Dr.
Assistant Prof.
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Background & Aim: As gag reflex is considered as a complication during the most of the dental procedures, developing new techniques have always been a task for clinicians to overcome the problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of salt (Nacl) to temporarily eliminate the gag reflex during intraoral radiography.

Method & Materials: A group of 256 patients (128 male, 128 female) were selected who had history of gag reflex from those reffered to Dental Radiology department a Kerman University. Patients were devided into two groups. During The course of this study of case who used salt, and control group who used starch (as Placebo). Salt was poured on anterior 2/3 of the tonque, five seconds before taking the dental radiograph. The same procedure was accomplished wihth starch for the second group. In case of an elimination of gag reflex after pouring salt or starch, the subject will be recorded as positive responder, other wise as negative.

Result: Among 128 patients who were examined with salt, 113 individuals showed a positive respond (88.3%). While, among 128 patients who were examined with starch only 3 individuals showed a positive respond (2.3%).

Conclusion: A possitive effect of NaCl could be concluded to relief the gag reflex based on the results of this study.

J Dent Sch 2003 21(1): 31

Keywords: gag reflex, salt, starch, Placebo, radiography
     
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/09/6
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Haghani J, Naserkhaki M. The study of effection of salt (Nacl) on temporary elimination of gag reflex. J Dent Sch. 2003; 21 (1) :31-35
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مجله دانشکده دندانپزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی Shahid Beheshti University Dental Journal
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