People with dentist anxiety (odontophobia) are often asking for anaesthesia or full narcosis. But our experience shows that anaesthetics are unnecessary in many cases. When the dentist is aware of the fact that the patient is anxious, he or she can prepare the treatment with this in mind. Extra time for questions and breaks will be scheduled.
Moreover, the dentist will often give anxious patients tranquilizers, which will make the patient slumber and in this way provide the same effect as anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is about 100 times as expensive as tranquilizers.