• Children's Tooth Extractions under GA

CHILDREN’S DENTAL TREATMENT UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHETIC

Tooth extraction under general anaesthetic may sometimes be recommended and CK Dental can offer this in a private hospital setting with highly experienced anaesthetists to ensure your child’s comfort and safety.

CHILDREN’S DENTAL TREATMENT UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHETIC

Tooth extraction under general anaesthetic may sometimes be recommended and CK Dental can offer this in a private hospital setting with highly experienced anaesthetists to ensure your child’s comfort and safety.

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.

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What to Expect

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.

FAQs on General Anaesthetic Dentistry Procedures for Children

Thanks to advances in technology, medication and training, modern anaesthesia is safer than ever before and serious problems are uncommon, even in providing anaesthesia to the very youngest patients.

Our anaesthetists are highly experienced and will adjust the amount of medication required for your child, as well as carefully monitor them throughout their procedure. Currently, there is no strong evidence that a general anaesthetic is harmful to a child’s development.

There are both minor and some more major, uncommon risks associated with a General Anaesthetic. These will be carefully explained to you before you make the decision to proceed.

Most children can return to school and their normal activities within 24 to 48 hours.

They will need to fast 6 hours before the operation but can drink water up to an hour beforehand. We will give you comprehensive information on how to prepare your child for the procedure.

General Anaesthetic Dentist

Our General Anaesthetic Dentist

All tooth extractions under general anaesthetic will be carried out by our Principal Dentist Cornelius Krause. Mr Krause’s gentle and understanding approach and vast experience underpins his belief that no-one should be afraid of going to the dentist.

“We want children to have positive experiences at the dentist and GA should be considered when we want to treat the child safely and to avoid creating a life-long dental phobia.”

The Consultation

This takes place at our state-of-the-art dental clinic in the heart of Clifton village. We can discuss if it is recommended that your child’s tooth extraction should take place under a General Anaesthetic and make sure you’re fully informed.

The Procedure

All General Anaesthetic dentistry procedures for children are carried out at a leading private hospital in the area with an excellent safety record.

Get in touch to discuss whether General Anaesthetic Dentistry
is suitable for your child

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