DENTISTS- Prevention of Endocarditis & Anaesthetic advice

  • Advice for dentists

    The safest option for dental work is via local anaesthetic but if the treatment cannot be performed with the adult awake a general anaesthetic will be necessary.

    Anaesthetic advice

    For patients who require a general anaesthetic for dental treatment, the If you require advice about anaesthesia for elective dental treatment, please discuss with the local anaesthetist/ anaesthetic department, referring to the flowchart below.

    If the local anaesthetist wishes to discuss cases which fall into the “yellow” category then please contact
    Dr M Cross Adult Congenital Cardiac Anaesthetist based at Leeds General Infirmary for advice:
    Dr Cross email:

    If the patient requires urgent dental treatment with general anaesthetic please contact the congenital cardiac anaesthetist on call or the adult congenital cardiologists on call via the hospital switchboard at Leeds General Infirmary. Tel 0113 2432799