For check-ups or teeth cleaning, a dentist will not need to use any form of sedation but this is not the case when a surgical procedure is required. The teeth, gums and nerves are all sensitive and some form of sedation will be necessary to spare the patient from pain. The most common forms of sedation are:
–  Nitrous oxide gas
– Sedatives in pill form
– Injection
More complex surgery may require the use of a general anaesthetic. Under sedation “the brain cannot register pain” and all forms of dental sedation are carefully monitored to ensure the patient’s safety. A detailed article about dental sedation can be read at

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.