Pit & Fissure Sealants

The top surface of our chewing tooth is cris-crossed with tiny hills and valleys - called pits and fissures.

Plaque or bacterial colony is safe here from toothbrush and dental floss as some of the pits and fissures are so narrow that even a single bristle from the toothbrush can't get deep enough to clean them out. One method of preventing cavities in the pits and fissures is to seal it off with a sealant.

First the tooth is cleaned, then a solution (blue gel)  to 'etch' the surface is applied to make it easier for the pit and fissure sealant to stick. The whole procedure is quick and painless. Now sealant is applied right over the pits and fissures on the tooth surface. A special kind of light hardens the sealant and makes it ready for use.

Other plus is the sealant releases fluoride which makes that particular tooth as well as others more resistant to cavities. It is highly recommended for children above 6-7 yrs as well as adults who are prone to cavities.

Procedure of application

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