The current NHS waiting lists for children’s dentistry under a general anaesthetic are extremely long and children requiring a tooth extraction due to decay can suffer from repeated pain or infections which can make eating uncomfortable, impact other teeth and the gums, and even cause more serious health concerns.
Typically, baby teeth are easy to remove, and most children will undergo a tooth extraction in our clinic, using local anaesthetic to numb the area if required. Tooth extraction under general anaesthetic may be recommended if teeth require surgical removal or exposure, or if your child is very anxious or there are concerns whether they can cooperate during treatment.
During a tooth extraction under general anaesthetic, your child will be fully asleep and free from any discomfort during their procedure. The general anaesthetic is delivered by our specially trained and experienced anaesthetists, and it is performed safely in a hospital setting. Our anaesthetist looks after your child throughout the procedure and ensures they wake up comfortably.
We do not carry out any other dental treatment on baby teeth because for most children, their adult, permanent teeth will start to come through from the age of six or seven.
All General Anaesthetic dentistry procedures for children are carried out at a leading private hospital in the area with an excellent safety record.