Your visit with the dentist does not have to be painful whatsoever. With the types of local anaesthetics available today, you can be provided with pain-free dental treatment.
You may also avail yourself of procedural sedation and analgesia to have your dental surgical procedures comfortably performed. This technique involves slow intravenous administration of analgesics (pain killers) and sedatives (tranquillizers) so that the patient can be relieved of the pain and anxiety while remaining conscious. This kind of anaesthesia can be maintained up to several hours during e.g. dental implant placement. It is particularly recommended for patients who suffer from dental phobia.
In more difficult cases, general anaesthesia can be administered. It is an intravenous procedure during which the patient remains unconscious for about 15 to 20 minutes. It is carried out by a certified anaesthesiologist.