At Brookwater Dental we take pride in having friendly dentists who can offer caring dentistry in the chair in a relaxing environment. For some procedures and for certain patients however, we are happy to be able to offer treatment under General Anesthesia (GA). Under GA you will be put to sleep for the entire procedure and not feel a thing. We have been doing this for years and have treated many happy patients this way.

Before going under General Anesthesia a thorough consult with x-rays is required (GAP free for those with private health) to determine what treatment is required. Once this is established we will organize a time and date at our local Ipswich Day Hospital where one our accredited dentists will perform the treatment for you. Our staff will aim to make to entire process as smooth and easy for you as possible.

Getting treatment under General Anesthesia is often beneficial for the following cases:

  • Anxious Patients – although we do our best to make everyone feel comfortable some patients are simply too nervous to get any work done in the chair. Rather than avoiding the dentist and allowing everything to get worse we recommend you simply book in for an exam. After this we can treat all your problems in the one go while you sleep.
  • Difficult Procedures – while most patients are fine to get treatment done in the chair there are some more complex producers eg. Impacted wisdom teeth which are often a lot more comfortable to have done while asleep. While this is not always necessary we are happy to go through the pro’s and con’s of treatment in the chair verses under GA and let you decide.
  • Complex Work – finally there are times when a lot of work is required. Rather than having several visits in the chair which can mean numerous days of work and multiple periods of healing we would recommend getting all the work done in one go without feeling a thing.

If you have any further questions or would like to book in for a consult please do not hesitate to call us on (07) 3199 3260.