For some patients, their fear is so great that they do not visit the dentist for many years. Sedation, administered by a doctor, can make the whole process of going to the dentist more relaxing and pleasant. Sedation is different from general anaesthesia. Under sedation, you are sleepy and relaxed and able to have the dental treatment you have chosen. The doctor constantly monitors your wellbeing whilst the dentist is able to concentrate on doing the best possible job of solving your dental problems.