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ANAESTHETIC PROCEDURES

Local and general explained

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Local Anaesthetic (LA) and Intravenous Sedation (IV) procedures

At National Periodontics, we have the facilities to offer our patients inhouse local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation procedures (for complex and anxious patients). All intravenous sedation procedures in South Australia are under the care of a fully qualified anaesthetist from the Wakefield Anaesthetic Group, whom have been working with our specialist periodontal team for the past decade. In south Australia, we only preform intravenous sedation procedures at our Payneham practice, where we have three fully equipped operating rooms and a recovery room to the rear of the building.

Our intravenous sedation procedures generally range in duration from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. Following the procedure, the patient will be transported from the operating room to the recovery room, where they can stay up until they are mobile enough to be leave our rooms. Patients must remember the following:

  • Have all your paperwork to the Wakefield Anaesthetic Group (at least one week prior to procedure)
  • Follow the guidelines for fasting prior to the procedure
  • Have someone transport you to and from our rooms, as you will be under medication that will not allow you to drive.
  • Please ensure you have sorted out any out of pocket expenses with the Wakefield Anaesthetic Group prior to the procedure.

We are also able offer intravenous sedation procedures In QLD at our Hervey Bay practice and in NT at our Darwin practice.

General Anaesthetic procedures

In South Australia, our specialist periodontal team and dental assistants are licenced to operate from Glenelg Community Hospital and North Eastern Community Hospital. At the hospital, our patients will be under the care of a fully qualified anaesthetist from the Wakefield Anaesthetic Group. Please remember the following:

  • Have all your paperwork to the hospital and the Wakefield Anaesthetic Group (at least one week prior to procedure)
  • Follow the rules for fasting prior to the procedure
  • Have someone transport you to and from our rooms, as you will be under medication that will not allow you to drive.
  • Please ensure you have sorted out any out of pocket expenses with the Wakefield Anaesthetic Group prior to the procedure.


Following the general anaesthetic procedure, all patients will be seen the following day in our practice for a review of the procedure. This review can be up to 30 minutes in duration and will be setup prior in your initial consultation visit.

Wakefield Anaesthetic Group
Website: www.wagsa.com.au
Phone: (08) 8232 5755

Glenelg Community Hospital
Address: 5 Farrell St, Glenelg South SA 5045
Website: www.glenelghosp.com.au
Phone: (08) 8294 5555

North Eastern Community Hospital
Address: Heading Ave, Campbelltown SA 5074
Website: www.northeasternhospital.com.au
Phone: (08) 8366 8111

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