Fissure SealantSalih ÖNDER
The grooves called fissures on the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth are risky formations for dental caries. The cleaning function in saliva is insufficient for the grooves, ie fissures, in the molars. The bristle diameters of the toothbrush are also often insufficient to clean the fissures. It is known that 88% of the caries of school-age children are caused by these fissures. Fissure sealant application is frequently recommended and applied by dentists to prevent cavities in children.
What is Fissure Sealant Application?
Fissure sealant application, also known as dental grafting, is a preventive dentistry application that consists of covering the recesses and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the molars with a fluid filling material.
What is the Purpose of Fissure Sealant Application?
The purpose of the fissure sealant application is to prevent the filling of the grooves and cavities suitable for caries in the posterior teeth with food particles, to make the surface easy to brush, and thus to minimize the risk of caries.
How is Fissure Sealant Application Made?
This application, which prevents the decay of the teeth of school-age children, can occur very quickly depending on the condition of the tooth. First of all, teeth are cleaned with the latest technology special cleaning devices of Dental Group Hospitadent. Afterwards, the tooth surface is washed with a special material in preparation for the use of fissure sealant. Thin, transparent and liquid fissure sealant material is applied in such a way that it is completely placed in the grooves, pits and recesses of the tooth. The process may take 1 to 2 minutes for each tooth. A special light is shined on the tooth surface, which is covered with fissure sealing liquid material, and the material is hardened. The procedure is so fast, simple and painless.
To Whom Fissure Application Can Be Made?
Fissure sealant application can be applied to any child whose primary teeth have been erupted. This corresponds to 3 years old. Fissure application can be applied to every child aged 3 and over.
Does Fissure Sealant Application Require Anesthesia?
No pain or ache is felt during and after the application. Therefore, there is no need for anesthesia. Since it does not have any complications, it can be easily applied to young children. However, since the mouth must remain dry during the procedure, a study should be done in cooperation with the child.
How Long Does Fissure Sealant Application Last?
Fissure sealant maintains its protection until deciduous teeth fall. This process does not need to be repeated. However, in some special cases, problems such as wear and breakage may occur. Fissure sealant can be renewed if such a situation is detected during regular physician controls.
Are Fissure Sealers the Final Solution for Dental Caries?
Fissure sealant is a supportive treatment in preventing dental caries. Combining this treatment with other hygiene applications such as flour increases the success rate of the application. In addition to the fissure sealant, taking care of daily oral care will also support the treatment.
On Which Teeth Is Fissure Sealant Applied?
It is performed only on the chewing surfaces of the molars by specialist dentists.
Is Fissure Sealant Application Harmful to Child Health?
Fissure sealant application has no known harm. The fissure fluid used does not contain substances that will adversely affect children’s health.
Can Fissure Sealant Be Applied to Adult Teeth?
It is a treatment method that can also be applied to adults when the dentist deems it necessary.
What is the Difference Between Tooth Filling and Fissure Sealant Application?
Fissure application is aimed at preventing cavities by filling the grooves, recesses and protrusions that have not yet formed bruises but have a high risk of cavities. Filling is a procedure applied to teeth that have begun to decay and have damaged enamel.
How long does Fissure Sealant Treatment Take?
Fissure Sealant application can be done in a single session, as well as the durations are usually determined by Pedodontists after the examination.
Is it possible even if Fissure Sealant is not applied?
If this application is not made, the surfaces suitable for caries formation in the back teeth of the child are in danger. This process results in the decay of the molars, which are the last milk teeth to shed.
Fissure application is successfully applied in all branches by the expert staff of Hospitadent.