Using fissure sealants is a very effective and preventive therapy against tooth decay. Pits and fissures on the chewing surface of baby and adult molars are normal imperfections, which fissure sealants fill to protect them from decay.
The depth and width of the pits and fissures varies from person to person. Food and germs often become trapped in these areas. A cavity can easily occur because brushing and fluoride are not effective protection against cavities of the pits and fissures. Only sealants protect the teeth effectively from the decay of these surfaces because they fill in these areas.
The sealant is a liquid that becomes hard as plastic after it is applied to the tooth. Sealant therapy is non-invasive, with no drilling, and does not require a local anaesthetic.
We may recommend sealant therapy after examining the baby molars, taking into consideration your child’s dental history and other factors.