Welcome To The Patient Information Centre

Located in Townsville, NQ Surgical Dentistry caters to every patient not only from the region of North Queensland but also further afield

A patient can fly into Townsville for treatment with Dr Priestland from anywhere in Australia. In view of patients traveling long distances to visit the practice, we will help to make your visit as pleasant as possible, and if required we can assist with advice on accommodation and local restaurants.

If you would like to become a patient of Dr Priestland’s or have any questions you’d like to ask Dr Priestland, you can call us or click through to our ‘Ask Dr Priestland’ page. This section allows you to send your question to Dr Priestland and he will happily respond with an answer that may help others.

contact the friendly team at NQ Surgical Dentistry today on (07) 4725 1656 or call in to see us at 183 Kings Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812

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Dr Priestland And The Team

A patient’s dental health is something we pride our services is helping to maintain the best possible outcome.

Codeine sensitivity or allergy

Codeine sensitivity or allergy

Codeine and its Effects.  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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Dry mouth (also known as Xerostomia)

Dry mouth (also known as Xerostomia)

What this article covers: The salivary glands which with reduced salvia production causes dry mouth: Parotid salivary glands Sub-mandibular salivary glands Sub-lingual salivary glands Accessory salivary glands The functions of saliva Symptoms of reduced saliva Effect...

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Implants: The whole story of when, where, & how

Implants: The whole story of when, where, & how

Implant development Implants: The whole story of when, where, & how. Dental implants have been available for over 40 years since the pioneering work of Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark in Goteborg, Sweden.  A Swedish orthopaedic surgeon, he is regarded as the father...

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Third molars: to remove or not to remove

Third molars: to remove or not to remove

Why the removal of third molars or wisdom teeth is not so straightforward. FACT:  The third molars (wisdom teeth) have been causing problems for human beings for thousands of years. They continue to do so today and will continue to do so in the future. FACT:  The...

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Brushing or Flossing and Bleeding Gums

Brushing or Flossing and Bleeding Gums

Is it normal for my Gums to bleed when brushing or flossing? Answer.  “This question always triggers alarm bells for me because it is clear that the message has still not got through that bleeding from gums at any time is a sign of gum disease.  There should not be...

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Chronic Headaches? You May Have TMD

Chronic Headaches? You May Have TMD

Do you have Chronic Headaches? Do you suffer from chronic headaches, aching muscles in the face, locking of the jaw, trouble opening or closing or even clicking noises? You May Have TMD…TMD is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – this is a condition that causes...

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Losing your tooth: Keeping your dignity!

Losing your tooth: Keeping your dignity!

Improve your Smile after Losing a Tooth Losing a tooth can cause you huge embarrassment, but unlike other methods of replacing teeth, dental implant treatment most closely maintains your dental structures in a healthy state while restoring your appearance and...

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