Pit & Fissure Sealants
Pit & Fissure Sealants is a preventive procedure for dental decay. Sealants are only applied to the posterior teeth- the molars and the premolars. These are the teeth that have pits (small hollows) and fissures (grooves) on their biting surfaces. The sealant forms a protective barrier by covering all the little grooves and dips in the surface of the tooth. Dental decay easily starts in these grooves if they are not sealed. Children are more prone to dental caries because of their dietary habits and thus it’s internationally recommended to apply sealants as soon as the first permanent teeth start to come through at 6 to 7 years of age. The rest are usually sealed as soon as they appear which can be anytime between 11 to 15 years age.
The process is usually quick and straightforward, taking only a few minutes for each tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution and dried. The sealant is then applied. It’s a painless procedure and the teeth don’t feel any different after the procedure.
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