One study done in New Zealand in 2004 (Int J Paediatr Dent. 2004 Sep;14(5):317-25.) concluded that treating young children with high disease experience in a single session under general anaesthetics results in immediate improvement
in oral health and aspects of their Quality of Life for both the children and their families.
Often it is a bad experience at the dentists at young age that creates ‘dental phobias’ for rest of that person’s life. We believe that dental treatment under general anaesthetics can help many patients. Dr. Tonya Kirk regularly treat patients at Wonthaggi Hospital.