Reasons for Dental Treatment under General Anaesthetic
There are some circumstances when dental treatment cannot be performed in the dental chair and will have to be performed while the patient is under general anaesthetic. This can be due to:
- Patient’s age
- A disability
- A large volume of treatment needing to be completed
- Procedural difficulty
How does the Procedure Work?
We are able to perform most dental procedures under general anaesthetic. In the above cases, we are able to ease the stress on the patient and their family and perform the treatment while they are asleep. We treat our patients under general anaesthetic at a nearby day surgery centre. Generally, once the procedure has been completed, you will be able to go home within a few hours.
Performing treatment while under anaesthetic may either be recommended by your dentist, or can be requested by the patient themselves.
If you feel like it would be beneficial for you to have your dental treatment performed while you are asleep, book in for a consultation with one of our dentists and they will be able to discuss the process further with you.