Is anaesthesia or a general anaesthetic required?
Depending on age, the choice is for surface anaesthesia or infiltration anaesthesia. Surface anaesthesia is applied by means of a cotton swab and infiltration anaesthesia is actually inserted into the tissues by a needle and takes about 2 to 3 hours before it is works out.
If necessary, general anaesthesia is the choice of the therapist. However, there are publications in science that advise against general anaesthesia in young children.
See publication Anaesthetic considerations for surgery in newborns: www.tongriem.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/narcosevoorbaby.pdf))