I thought it was only me.
But yes Claire, they no longer prescribe a general anaesthetic for dental treatment in the UK.
I reccently had a number of extractions in hospital ( the dentist found that he was unable to administer enough pain relief, so reffered me to hospital)? The pain relief was intravenouse tranquisers, and I had to have a driver to take me home afterwards. I remember little for a conciderable number of hours afterwards, but, hey, at the time, "I felt no needles, nor leaverage of extraction, was not aware of any noises in my head as brute force endeavoured to tear lumps of my body out of me"
I dont even remember the journey home, other than second hand comments as to my verbal tirade towards other road users. (Just dont ask, its too embarrassing)
Just hope you are now sorted. Or at least on the mend.
By the way, I have it on very good authority, (I even concidered going down this route one time) that in Turkey, you can find top quality dental treatment at vastly reduced costs to a top of the range treatment standard, so I imagine that the proximity of Greece to Turkey has a similar standard of care.