tooth restoration

At Balmain Dentist, Dr Flora will advise when tooth restoration is needed to repair worn, decayed, or damaged teeth. The decayed or broken section of a tooth is removed and depending on the severity of tooth loss, either a tooth coloured composite resin is used to fill and shape the tooth to match the existing…

wisdom teeth / oral surgery

Balmain Dentist’s Dr Flora Galoustian is an oral surgeon who trained at Sydney University and went on to work on Bond st. in London. She explains that “Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to develop. Wisdom teeth generally appear between the ages of 17 and 25 and they grow inside the bone…

preventative dental

At Balmain Dentist we believe that preventative dentistry is the key to maintaining healthy teeth, bone and gums and achieving a great healthy smile. Preventative dentistry is required to maintain good oral health and identify and address any issues. We start by performing a thorough examination of the mouth to determine if teeth, bones and…

gums + periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a result of an accumulation of bacterial plaque on teeth and gums. Periodontal (gum) diseases range in severity from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. At Balmain Dentist we specialise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of…

root canal treatment

Dental pulp is the soft tissue in the canal that runs through the centre of a tooth. Tooth pulp can be damaged from injury or extensive untreated decay. This damage limits the supply of blood to the pulp causing infection that results in an abscess and tooth pain. If the tooth is not treated the…

dental fillings

It’s no secret that dental hygiene and regular check ups at the dentist can minimise the need for dental fillings but in some cases, fillings will be required, particularly in the back molars where most of the wear and tear occurs during our lives. Dental fillings are used to repair teeth and treat the tooth…

dental extraction

Dental extraction – it’s a phrase that can trigger alarm in even the bravest man or woman. While the procedure is usually the last resort, sometimes dental extractions are necessary for your comfort, oral health or to assist with cosmetic dental work. With the technology and knowledge we have today, the procedure need not be…

children’s dentistry

Dr Flora believes that healthy teeth and gums and maintaining a beautiful smile begins in childhood. Regular check ups are important for young patients. Learning good habits for dental hygiene and careful monitoring of the developing dentition in children and teenagers is essential to ensure