Please do not come to the surgery without having an arranged appointment – for all general enquiries and appointment bookings, you can call us on 01553 631094, or email at

We appreciate it can be frustrating awaiting a response following leaving a voicemail, but please remain patient with our staff in these unprecedented times. We are currently working at a reduced capacity following the government guidelines. Please be kind and considerate, our receptionists will get back to you as soon as they can. THANK YOU.

Gagging is a normal protective reflex to protect the airway and remove irritant material from the throat.

This can become a problem if it is triggered involuntarily by instruments placed in the mouth and can be a real barrier to treatment or stopping people from seeking treatment. Sitting in the dental chair can be enough to trigger the response in some patients.

Treatment always begins with a full assessment and a sympathetic approach followed by appropriate strategies to help with the provision of the dental procedures.

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction and desensitisation techniques
  • Complimentary medicine – Acupuncture and Hypnosis
  • Psychological and behavioural therapies
  • Local anaesthesia techniques.

Please call the surgery or complete the self-referral form to book an appointment for an initial assessment.

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During this current period of tighter restrictions our dental practice remains open to treat patients, in line with government guidance.