It would be fairly safe to say that there are a pretty high percentage of people around in the city of London that still, have some sort of phobia that they are going suffer pain of some nature when they visit the dentist. Treatments have become pretty refined, especially when it comes to the use of the laser, yet we still need convincing. But dentists have caught on to this and offer a good range of sedation techniques to ease your fears and enable them to do the work you require. If you are going in for a minor bit of work, you can have a gel applied to the area in question before having an injection and you will be awake throughout and your dentist will be able to talk to you and calm you. More ‘trickier’ work however may require stronger sedation techniques, even if it means putting you under altogether. But to the modern dentist, they understand the philosophy behind dental fears and phobias in their patients and though they can offer quite a range of ways to keep you calm throughout your treatment, they will always offer you the choice, and by doing so, it puts you in the driving seat and gives you a sense of power and hence, makes you more cooperative.