Re: Options for bad gag reflex when it comes to teeth removal?
There are different types of dentures that are available. Another option to look into would be to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible and get either a partial, bridge(s), or implants to replace the missing teeth.
Talk to your dentist. If you need to have dentures, the dentist and lab will work with you to get the best custom fit possible to reduce the chances of gagging.
Your mind has a lot to do with it too. If you think you will gag, you will. I don't mean to sound mean or anything like that. Gagging is very common and it can be a serious problem for many people. It's just that some people get themselves really worked up. When it comes time to try dentures, just take deep breaths, try to relax, and think of other things. Breathe through your nose. Don't focus on the gagging.
I know it's not easy. I had the same fear for a long time too. I didn't gag extremely easy, but it was always hard for me to relax in the dental chair with all the stuff in my mouth. I generally breathe through my mouth a lot more than my nose, so I feared not being able to breathe as well as the thought of gagging during the visit.