Can anyone help? It's not that I'm phobic about dentists, but I've got a severe gagging reflex. They only have to put the mirror in my mouth, and I start retching. I managed to get a lot of work done a few years ago in another town, where i"d built up a relationship with a very patient dentist, but usually, the crankier or more impatient dentists get, the more I want to throw up. The only way I coped, even with the nice dentist, was to have the maximum amount of valium allowed, which helped a lot. I'm in a new area now, and have been avoiding seeing the dentist for a couple of years, in spite of having a chipped front tooth, which I really need to see about I've googled it, and some people say that throat sprays work. Has anyone else suffered from this, and found anything that actually worked? I've tried hypnosis at the dentist (didn't work) and saw a psychologist, who basically said it was a strong reflex and she couldn't help If I go to get my chipped tooth fixed, I know that I'll need to have impressions taken, and I just can't bear the thought of it. Any advice appreciated! Thanks!