Local Anaesthetic (LA)

Available at the Brighton  rooms, Local Anaesthetic (LA) may be used dependent on the complexity of the procedure, patient comfort and choice.

Mr Badcock will advise you regarding your suitability for procedures under LA and seek the best option for you.

Local Anaesthetic

  • A local anaesthetic will be administered prior to your surgery.
  • The injections used are exactly the same as those used by your regular Dentist.
  • You should feel no discomfort during the operation.

Your Recovery

  • The length of your recovery and the level of discomfort you may experience will vary with the type of surgery you have and your body’s individual healing response.
  • Most people can expect to be quite tired after surgery, and to require strong pain-relief medication for 4-5 days and possibly longer.
  • Should you require a medical certificate for time off work, please telephone Mr Badcock’s rooms on (03) 9596 0299.

Penthrox (or the green whistle as more commonly known) belongs to a family of medicines called inhalation anaesthetics. It is a self-administered short-acting inhaled analgesia, which not only works as pain relief but can be known to reduce your anxiety levels making it effective to use in short surgical procedures.

You should not:

  • drive a car,
  • operate machinery, or
  • sign any important documents

for 24 hours.

Your Usual Medications

Please continue to take all of your current medications as usual.
Diabetic patients will receive specific instructions from Mr Badcock. If you have any questions, please telephone Mr Badcock’s rooms on (03) 9596 0299.


Mr Badcock’s fees need to be paid on the day of surgery. Cash, Credit Card and Eftpos are all accepted, however we do not accept American Express.

An itemized receipt will be issued on the day of surgery, which will allow you to claim a rebate from your Health Fund.