Anaesthesia

Local anaesthesia:

Local anaesthesia by injection is used to minimise patient discomfort at nearly all times. Anti-anxiety medication will be prescribed when requested.

General anaesthesia:

Assessing on a case to case basis, treatment under general anaesthetics is available with Dr Bastiaan.

Can I drive home after treatment?

Yes you can in most procedures we do on your mouth. If major periodontal surgery or implants are done, some people feel happier with a firned or family member to pick them up after the procedure. Speak to the periodontist. Treatment in the chair will require local anaesthetic injection. A section of your mouth will feel numb for 3-4 hours after treatment. You will be fully awake but should not feel pain during the course of treatment. Post-treatment instructions will be provided after the procedure.