Article: Volume 11 Number 3 Page 116 - July 2018

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  Orth Update 2018; 11: 116-117

Orthodontics:  Tricks of the Trade: The Gagging Patient – Salt Solution

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Abstract: Gagging/retching is a normal somatic response by the body, as it attempts to eliminate foreign bodies/objects from the oral cavity by way of muscular contraction of the pharyngeal wall and at the base of the tongue.

Author notes: Mohammad S Ali, BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), Specialty Registrar in Orthodontics, Leeds Dental Institute and Jonathan Sandler, BDS(Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS RCPS, DOrth RCS, MOrth RCS, Consultant Orthodontist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield Road, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5BL, UK.