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Pit and Fissure Sealant Treatment

Pit and Fissure Sealant Treatment in Mumbai

There things that we all grow up learning since the childhood is be honest, study well and brush your teeth twice a day.  This is said because when we study well be are better prepared for life and if we take care of your teeth well we avoid many many problems in the later stages of life.

When someone looks at us the first thing they see is our eyes and the next comes the smile. Happy teeth bring out a happy smile. Another important reason for maintaining the health of teeth is that it lets us eat the food that we want. Cavities or gum problems can cause difficulty in chewing and eating leading to food restrictions that none of us want to happen to us. Caring for the teeth is a part of life and it is a lifelong habit to maintain.

Pit and fissure sealants are one such easy part of oral care that help prevent tooth decay and stems teeth problem in the early stages only. At The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai our experts understand that how difficult it is to have children or teenagers come in for dental visits. We have made an endeavor to make the surroundings as comfortable and friendly as possible to relive the jitters and help the children take the first important steps towards perfect oral health.  Our aim is to educate and guide the young minds about the benefits of dental care in an easy manner.

Pit and fissure sealant treatment is a preventive dental treatment. Other common preventative treatments include scaling, polishing, ad cleaning of teeth to avoid oral diseases.

What Is Pit And Fissure Dental Caries?

Pit and fissures are not as ominous as they sound. They are deep groves that form on the chewing surface of the posterior teeth.  Mostly molars and pre molars are affected by these grooves. The pit and fissures become the hot bed for tooth decay. This decay in the deep pit and fissures and the defected enamel on the biting surface of the teeth can also cause the plaque to be collected in the grooves and hollows in the teeth. This condition is also called as dental caries.

Dental caries happen because deep fit and fissures favor food retention and are very tough to clean with normal toothbrush and toothpaste. Further decay causes acid formation and demineralization of enamel, which cannot be recovered. The end results are deep cavities that help microorganisms to thrive and the carbohydrates get converted into damaging acids.

This is a very common problem in childhood and teenagers because children tend to be a little casual with oral health and indulge more in sugary and teeth damaging starchy food. While you cannot monitor their eating habits at all times, you can take the help of top dentists in Mumbai to make sure decay does not happen. The most effective way to prevent pits and fissure caries is by sealing it with a resin material called sealants.

What are Sealants?

As the name suggests, pit and fissure sealants are the materials, which are used to seal the deep groove of the biting surface. They form a strong and protective coating that is applied to the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The posterior teeth have pits and fissure groove on the chewing surface. They are more susceptible to tooth decay.

Types of Pit and fissure sealants

Basically, there are four types of sealants used by best dentists in Mumbai:

  • Resin- based sealant: these can be colorless, tinted or white in color.
  • Glass ionomer: this has fluoride-releasing properties to strengthen the teeth.
  • Poly acid-modified resin sealants: this is a combination of resin- based materials found in resin-sealants and fluoride-releasing properties of glass ionomer (GI).
  • Resin-modified glass ionomer sealants: They are long lasting than the GI sealant.

Who should get Sealants?

Top dentists in Mumbai use pit and fissure sealant treatment as a conservative as well as preventive treatment to save the tooth from decay and dental caries. Most ideal candidates of pit and fissure treatment in Mumbai are:

  • Children and teenagers are the obvious candidates for sealants due to their eating habits and age vulnerabilities.
  • Adults also benefit from this treatment if they do not have filling in their molars or are not decayed.
  • If the dentist suggests then pit and fissure treatment can be used on baby’s teeth
  • It can be applied, when first molar erupts, or six year old molars come out.
  • Additional sealant is applied when second set of molar erupts or twelve year old molar arrive.
  • Adult who are at higher risk for caries, are the right candidate for sealants.
  • People who have a history of dental caries.
  • Patient with thin enamel or having enamel defects.
  • Patients who have deep pits and fissure on their molar or premolar.
  • Patients who use to have diet high in refined sugar or carbohydrates in their younger days.
  • Person with Orthodontic appliances.
  • Patient with poor oral hygiene are prime candidate for this treatment.

Are Dental Sealants safe?

Most of the parents are in doubt, whether using dental sealants at early age on children is safe or not? Don’t worry! Dental sealants causes minimal risk to your child, during the procedure or while them are on the teeth.

It is a safe, effective and non-invasive and a great way to protect your children’s teeth, because it is just a physical barrier to the tooth surface and does not cause any damage to gums.

Benefits of Pit and Fissure Sealant Treatment

There are many benefits of pit and fissure sealant treatments in Mumbai. Some of them include:

  • They provide a protective shield: the main objective of sealant treatment is to protect the enamel of the teeth. It acts as a protective layer for the teeth and prevents the food and plaque build-up, especially in molars.
  • It is a painless and easy application: liquid resin is brushed onto the biting surface of the tooth. This is easy to apply and there is no pain or invasion.
  • Less time consuming treatment: this process takes only few seconds to apply as well as dry, then you can rinse the mouth and go about your normal day. Since pit and fissure treatment in Mumbai helps avoids tooth decay it also saves your time, which you might waste in getting more invasive treatments late in life.
  • Provides good oral hygiene: it will provide the good oral hygiene, because no grooves are there will be no accumulation of food and plaque after the treatment
  • Easy maintenance: it is easy to maintain, sealant can become worn or chipped as the time passes but it can easily be repaired by adding more sealant materials.

Application Process of Sealant

The pit and fissure sealant application treatment in Mumbai is simple procedure, and it will take only a few minutes by your dentist to seal the tooth. A good application will increase the retention, which means that the sealant will stay longer on the tooth. The procedure includes following steps:

  • Before starting the procedure, the dentist will ensure that teeth should clean and free of any debris.
  • The tooth has to be kept dried; this can be done through cotton wools or any absorbent material placed around the teeth. It is an important step with the resin based sealant than with glass-ionomer sealant.
  • Then the etching the surface of the tooth is done carefully; it is not required for the glass-ionomer sealant technique though it is required for the resin based sealant technique. Etching time may vary from 15 to 60 seconds.
  • The tooth is rinsed with water, dried and your dentist will take special care not be contaminate it with moisture.
  • A chalky appearance of the tooth is an indication that it has been etched well and is ready for sealant.
  • Now, the sealant is painted on the etched surface ensuring that enough sealant has been applied to cover all areas.
  • Sealant is then cured by the light, which ensures hardening of the sealant for longer hold.
  • Once it sets, the dentist will check the integrity of the sealant with the probe and then you can go home.

Post-procedure care for pit and fissure sealant treatment

  • Eat soft food and avoid the candy and chewing gums etc. for one day.
  • You can start your normal diet from the very next day.
  • Stick to your oral care regime like brushing twice and flossing from the very first day.
  • You may feel slight different during biting, it will be normalized once excess sealant material wears off.
  • You must visit your dentist at regular intervals to check the sealant.

How much pit and fissure treatment cost?

Pit and fissure treatment in Mumbai is a single sitting procedure and if you have bene practicing good oral hygiene you can be in and out of the dentist’s office in few minutes. Pit and fissure treatment procedure in Mumbai is a pocket friendly procedure and the cost of the treatment depends on

  • The type of sealant used
  • Number of teeth treated
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Geographical location clinic

Your dentist will discuss the pit and fissure sealant procedure price in Mumba I with you in detail after doing an examination of the condition of your teeth and gums.

Why choose The Esthetic Clinics?

We at the Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai provide our patients with the best and latest in world-class dental technology. Be assured our professionals will offer personalized solutions in a non-judgmental way and will work along with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your emotional, personal, and financial needs.

We follow stringent and strict sterilization protocols ensuring seamless procedures. Being patient-centric, we understand how unique each patient’s need is. We counsel them through each step, acquainting them with the various dental procedures and thus providing them with their customized and personalized tailor-made pain-free solutions.

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About Doctor

Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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