What to expect at the dentist in Mackay

Have you been looking for a dentist in Mackay who will make you feel relaxed from the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave? Have you been looking for a dentist who can give you the best advice on treating your dental requirements? Are you looking for a practice where they use only up-to-date equipment and treatments?

At Northern Beaches Dental we are happy to say we only use the most modern techniques and materials. We are confident that we will give you the best advice on any treatments you require or want. And we will endeavour to make you feel relaxed from the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave.

Our treatments

We offer regular examinations which include a scale and polish, where we will be able to discuss with you any concerns or doubts you have about your hygiene routine or we can advise you on other brushing techniques.

We offer teeth restoration treatments which we will be able to discuss with you after a full examination.

We even offer cosmetic dentistry for your teeth to shine a few shades whiter or to reshape those gums to enhance your smile.

Our dentists

Our first dentist in Mackay is the principal dentist, Dr Prathap Kripakaran. He has been practising since 2004 and often attends continuing education courses to maintain a foothold on the ever-changing dental technology. He has a particularly keen interest in microscope assisted root canal procedures, implants and oral surgery. For any nervous patients, he has the knack for making them feel comfortable and relaxed.

Our second dentist in Mackay is Dr Simi Jacob. Simi loves the variety our family practice has to offer. She has a gift for treating children and believes that the more positive and happy dental experiences kids receive during their youth ensures they maintain healthy dental practises as adults.

Only a phone call away

Help is on hand when you need an emergency dentist in Mackay. A dental emergency is no laughing matter and we here at Northern Beaches Dental are prepared when the call comes through with such an emergency. Our emergency dentist in Mackay understands the importance of a speedy response and if for some reason we cannot fit in an appointment, we will be onto our sister practice, Walkerston Dental, to see if they can accommodate you. We are not going to let a patient suffer any unnecessary discomfort or pain if we can help it.

Emergency Dentist in MackayA quick response is great but it’s not all that’s needed. During a dental emergency there needs to be an element of reassurance and support to the patient. Our whole team, from the receptionist to our emergency dentist in Mackay, understands the depth of how frightening a dental emergency can be. So, when you phone in you will be speaking to someone straight away who understands your situation and how painful and worrying it can be.

What to do in a dental emergency

Dental emergencies can come in many guises, the main culprit being an aching tooth. Whether this be due to an abscess or tooth decay, the excruciating pain is just the same. The quicker you call us the quicker an appointment can be arranged, so as soon as you start feeling that niggling pain, pick up the phone. If it is out of hours, then over-the-counter pain killers are recommended.

A dental emergency can also be in the form of an unfortunate front fall or sporting accident. These can both leave the patient with chipped teeth or even worse, minus a few teeth. Both are frightening experiences. In the case of missing teeth, if possible try and find the lost teeth to bring to the appointment and avoid touching the root if you can. This makes it more likely that the tooth will stay alive and be able to be reinserted. If it is possible the emergency dentist in Mackay will do their utmost to reattach the missing teeth.

Whatever the dental emergency may be, our emergency dentist in Mackay, together with the rest of the team, is here to help.

What do you need?

As you go through life, your requirements for dental treatment in Mackay will change, but, if you are with Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay, you won’t need to change your dentist as your needs evolve.

We are a patient-oriented practice, focussing on making sure we provide you with everything you need in the way of dental treatment in Mackay, and more. Going to the dentist is a whole-body experience if ever there was one. You don’t just send your teeth to us to check over, your fears and emotions, your past experiences at the dentist, they all come along too. We make sure we treat every part of you with respect, dignity and lack of judgement.

Dental Treatment in MackayWhether you come along regularly for check-ups, hygienist services and general dentistry or whether it’s been ages since you’ve plucked up the courage to visit a dentist and need complex dental treatment in Mackay, we will treat you just the same.

The same goes for age. You may be a kid, or have a kid, but your lack of experience means we are going to talk down to you. We will explain what we are planning to do, and are willing to answer as many questions as you need to ask us in order to feel happy to go ahead with the treatment. We know dental treatment in Mackay can be a scary prospect for anyone, regardless of age, gender or background, after all we too have to go to the dentist.

So come along and ask us as many questions as you like. If you have never been here before, come in and meet us all before your first appointment. It can make things easier if you are already somewhat familiar with the layout and the staff here. And if you are super-anxious about your treatment, especially those big ones like having dental implants fitted, then please ask for sedation. We don’t want you to be brave; we want you to feel relaxed throughout your treatment and to want to come back for more, should the need arise. And even if it doesn’t, don’t forget those six-monthly check-ups.

Your handy dentist in Mackay

If you are a neatnik, you will probably like to keep everything of the same category in one place: the dried foods in the same cupboard, all the tools in the shed, and your medical stuff in the same cupboard. Bet it’s the same when you’re out shopping, you can save so much time and hassle if you can buy everything in one place, so why not have your medical and dental needs under one roof too? Well, you can if you come to Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay.

Dentist in MackayWhen you use us as your dentist in Mackay, you’ll find that we are in the same modern complex as the medical centre, and so, if you need to, you can visit us and your doctor or nurse at the same time. Imagine all the time and fuel that can save you.

For families

As a dentist in Mackay, we offer as many dental treatments and services as we can so that we can serve the whole community, and tailor our treatments to your individual needs. You may be a young family needing education and decay prevention for your children, plus braces for the slightly older ones. What do you need for yourself? We do adult braces too, as well as cosmetic dental treatments that can transform your smile.

Got kids that like contact sports or are out there surfing all day? If they have an accident, store our number in their phone so that they can make an emergency appointment if you are not around to do it for them.

For seniors

As we grow older, our needs from the dentist in Mackay change to repairing and preserving teeth that have seen a lot of action over the years. We can offer you the full range of restorations from fixed bridges, to dentures to dental implants, which have become most people’s first choice for replacing teeth.

Whatever you need, we think that we can provide it for you, accompanied by warmth, friendliness and a strong sense that you deserve the best.


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