Women & Oral Health – Dental Health Week 1-7 August 2016

Dental Health Week 2016 (1-7 August) is fast approaching and this year’s theme is “Women’s Dental and Oral Health”.  It is a great opportunity for all women to explore what oral and dental issues relate particularly to them. Here at NQ Surgical Dentistry we want to...
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What dental issues can occur once your reach your 50’s and beyond?

April 8, 2016 Improvements in dental health For Australians who have access to dental care and who can afford regular dental examinations and treatments when required, it is likely that the current generation in the workforce will retain a large number of natural...
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Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Explained

April 4, 2016 Snoring key points: Snoring is extremely common resulting from partial collapse of the soft tissues around the upper airway and is often associated with OSA Snoring is a frequent cause of bedroom-stress due to difficulty of partner sleeping Snoring often...
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What dental issues can occur in your 40’s?

There are a number of oral health issues that can arise in your 40’s. Unfortunately, dental work doesn’t last forever, so this is the decade when you might expect some tooth repairs. Replacing old fillings There are a number of different materials used to restore...
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What dental issues can occur in your 30’s?

February 9, 2016 There are a number of oral health issues that you may experience in your 30s.  These can arise for a number of reasons. Dental neglect in adolescence During your 30’s is the time when dental repercussions arise from the damage caused in your younger...
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What dental issues can occur in your 20’s?

February 1, 2016 As a young adult in your 20’s, you may indulge in behaviour that tests the boundaries of your oral health without realising the long-term effects. Testing your dental boundaries You have reached the milestone of a young adult, an exciting time in your...
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What to do about failing teeth? Part 2

October 25, 2015 There is a solution for you, and part two aims to briefly outline all your options The most attractive options for an increasing number of people is an advanced approach that more and more patients are choosing to replace their failing teeth.  The...
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What to do about failing teeth? Part 1

October 20, 2015   If you have teeth affected by extensive dental decay or severe gum disease and you are worried about the prospect of losing your natural teeth, then this 2 part article series should provide you with some hope that you could have a perfectly...
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Frequently asked questions concerning tooth extraction and dental surgery – part four

October 15, 2015 In this final part, we look at oral hygiene, diet and is salt water useful? In part three we looked at what medication you can take at home, what to do about bleeding and when your stitches can be removed. In this, the final part, we look at oral...
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Frequently asked questions concerning tooth extraction and dental surgery – part three

October 10, 2015 In part three we look at – what to do about bleeding at home, what medication you can and can’t take and when can stitches be removed.   Q. What should I do if I start bleeding later at home? Rarely is post-operative bleeding severe after...
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Frequently asked questions concerning tooth extraction and dental surgery – part two

October 2, 2015 Part two of our series looks at how to deal with swelling and infection post-operatively If you read this and feel there is an area of information we have left out, please contact us and we can address the information you would have liked to find. Q....
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Frequently asked questions concerning tooth extraction and dental surgery – part one

September 27, 2015 In this 4 part series, we will look at some of the most commonly asked questions about dental surgery after-care If you read this and feel there is an area of information we have left out, please contact us and we can address the information you...
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Dental Crowns: different types of crowns, the procedure and what’s right for you

September 22, 2015   There appears to be a great deal of confusion amongst some patients over what crowns are, why they are used and the different types of crowns that exist.  This article aims to clear up this confusion and provide a clear overview on the use of...
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Adverse effects of anti-inflammatory drugs

September 17, 2015   There has been some discussion over the risk of an association between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and a number of adverse side effects. These adverse effects include the following: hypertension (raised blood pressure)...
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Sports drinks, nutritional products and your mouth

September 12, 2015 Decay and tooth erosion in young people Dental decay and tooth erosion are two very common conditions that continue to affect an increasing number of young Australians.  Sadly the increase in prevalence in the young is in part due to the increasing...
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Patients who routinely take steroid medications

September 7, 2015 The final post in our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” is on patients who routinely take steroid medications. Steroid medications are rarely used in dentistry, but in general medicine they may...
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Codeine sensitivity or allergy

September 2, 2015   The next article in our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” series discusses Codeine sensitivity or allergy in patients and alternative medications you can take to reduce pain. If you have...
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Angina medications and dental treatment

August 30, 2015   Post 7 in the “Medications and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” series discusses Angina medications and how to manage them with dental treatment. Heart-related chest pain, also known as Angina, indicates...
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Anticoagulant and anti-platelet medications influence the management of dental extractions and dental surgery

August 26, 2015 In this post of our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How  your medical history influences treatment decisions” series we discuss anticoagulant and anti-platelet medications. Many patients with cardiac problems take either anticoagulant or anti-platelet...
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The influence of cardiac disease on dental management

August 22, 2015 In post 5 of our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” series we discuss cardiac disease and its impacts on dental management. In an attempt to prevent an infection such as endocarditis, many cardiac...
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Knee or hip replacement surgery influences future dental management

August 18, 2015 The next post in our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” series discusses how knee or hip replacement surgery can impact your treatment plan. If you have undergone such treatment it is important you...
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Dental extractions or surgery after radiation therapy of the head and neck

In this post of our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions“ series we are discussing dental surgery after radiation therapy. It is important that we consider such therapy when deciding on your treatment plan....
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Diabetes and dental treatment or surgery

August 11, 2015 Following on from our previous post, this is article three in our “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions“ series. This article discusses diabetes and how it influences dental treatment. If you are coming...
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Osteoporosis medication influences dental extractions and dental surgery

As discussed in the introductory article “Medication and Dental Surgery: How your medical history influences treatment decisions” it is important that you are open and up to date with your dentist on the medications you are taking. Some medications, for specific...
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Welcome to NQ Surgical Dentistry
Dental Implants, Periodontics & Oral Surgery Townsville QLD

The friendly team at our Townsville practice look forward to offering you a high quality personal service in the areas of gum disease treatment (periodontics), dental and oral surgery (including removal of wisdom teeth, soft tissue surgery, frenectomies, crown lengthening surgery) and surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry.

Your comfort is our priority

We provide a safe, calm and relaxing atmosphere for everyone in the practice and offer the very highest standard of patient care. Whether you are in need of wisdom tooth removal or dental implant treatment our friendly team will work to provide you with the best in care. Our ultimate goal in patient care is to always exceed your expectations.

Exceeding your expectations

At NQ Surgical Dentistry we will provide you with a positive experience at every visit. We do this through a combination of the highest levels of personalised care and the most modern equipment, techniques and materials available. Dr Priestland is qualified to carry out surgical treatments and his hygienist offers quality care and instructions to help you before, during and after treatment.

Education is key

We are passionate about ensuring you understand the nature of your dental problem and the ways in which we can help you. We promote excellent communication and answer all questions completely and honestly. After treatment either Dr Priestland or our dental hygienist will explain the best way to continue looking after your oral health.

NQ Surgical Dentistry

Dr Priestland is on call 365 days per year. In an emergency (post-surgery) refer to your after care instructions for phone details.

Address: 183 Kings Road, Pimlico Townsville, QLD, 4812

Phone: 07 4725 1656

Opening Hours: 8:30 – 5:30 Monday – Thursday

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