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Everything You Need To Know About Pit And Fissure Sealants

Pit and Fissure sealants are one of the most effective ways to prevent cavities, especially in children.

Do your child’s teeth decay quickly?

Kids always have tantrums while brushing their teeth, avoiding brushing properly in the back region, which is the most prone to decay. These teeth have natural deep grooves that collect food and become decayed if they are not properly brushed. As a result, such teeth must be protected. This is possible with the help of Pit and fissure sealants, which fill and seal the tooth completely.

The procedure is completely painless and takes only a few minutes to complete.

What exactly are Pit and fissure sealants?

  • Fissure sealants are a thin layer of composite resin painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth to prevent cavities and other damage.
  • Fissure sealants serve as a barrier between teeth and the bacteria that cause tooth decay and cavities.
  • Sealants are applied to areas of the mouth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush, such as the molar teeth’s pits and grooves.
  • Food and bacteria are unable to enter the grooves of the teeth after fissure sealants have been applied, reducing the risk of tooth decay and cavity formation.

Which teeth typically require the application of dental sealants?

  • While children are the most likely candidates for sealant application (they require sealant application for molar teeth around the age of 6), they can also be used in adults who have deep grooves in their molar teeth.
  • These sealants last for many years but may chip or wear over time, necessitating regular dental check-ups.

How is the fissure sealant treatment performed?

  • Before applying fissure sealants to the teeth, your dentist will thoroughly clean each tooth and remove any plaque or bacteria.
  • After the teeth have been cleaned and dried, they must be prepared so that the sealant can properly bond.
  • The liquid sealant resin is painted onto the teeth, allowing it to enter the deep grooves of the teeth.
  • The resin is a strong substance that will last for many years.
  • A special blue light is used to set the sealants in place after the resin has been applied to the teeth.
  • Finally, the dentist will examine your bite pattern and, if necessary, polish off any excess sealant.
  • The fissure sealants will be checked every time your child visits the dentist to ensure they have not worn down.


Pit and fissure sealant aftercare:

  • Sealant application is not a substitute for brushing. Even after sealant application, it is critical to brush your teeth twice daily.
  • Regular and proper tooth cleaning, combined with a well-balanced diet, ensures that the sealant lasts longer.
  • It is also critical to visit your dentist on a regular basis for a thorough check-up to ensure that the sealant is intact and that no cavities form.
  • Sealants can wear off due to biting something hard or improper brushing. They can be reapplied and replaced to save the tooth from decay.

Why should you think about fissure sealants?

  • Fissure sealants are especially well suited to people who have deep grooves or pits in their teeth; your dentist will be able to advise you on whether the treatment is appropriate for your child.
  • Fissure sealants, in conjunction with fluoride varnish, can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay, as well as maintaining proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups.
  • Once your fissure sealants are in place, you may find it easier to properly clean your teeth because your toothbrush will be able to reach all of your teeth surfaces. Overall, fissure sealants are an efficient way to maintain good oral health.

At Partha Dental, we provide Pit and fissure sealants made of a durable resin material that is intended to last for many years. We do recommend, however, that you have them checked on a regular basis. If fissure sealants have worn down over time, they can be reapplied.

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