At Dr Ben Dunster’s dental clinic, we have noticed that many patients avoid the surgery for fear of pain. Dental anxiety is sometimes due to a traumatic experience in the past or because patients learned to fear the dentist from their parents.
You will be happy to know that today’s dentistry prioritises patient comfort more than ever before. Both Dr Ben and Dr Clint have a gentle approach when providing treatment and when developing a rapport with patients. They value how you feel while you are with us and will strive to make each dental visit comfortable while also providing a bit of fun with some friendly banter. Getting to know our patients and developing long-term relationships based on trust and respect is one of our core values.
Everyone is different, and how patients respond to anaesthetic also varies widely. We may apply a topical anaesthetic before numbing the area to minimise discomfort. Most patients say they barely felt anything. Dr Ben and Dr Clint will also check in periodically after applying anaesthetic to make sure you are completely comfortable before beginning. They will also check in during your procedure to make sure you stay completely comfortable.
We will explain treatment before beginning and answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment.