Does my child need to undergo general anaesthesia?
General anaesthesia is used to provide dental treatment for:
- Young children who are unable to cooperate for dental treatment in the dental chair
- Children who require complex dental treatment that would otherwise require multiple visits to complete
- Children whose cooperation is limited by their special health care needs, including those with complex medical conditions.
In our practice, procedures that require general anaesthesia are carried out in a private hospital facility with an attending paediatric anaesthetist and specially trained hospital staff. Dental treatment under general anaesthesia is typically a short day-stay procedure, similar to a tonsillectomy or grommet placement.