Fissure sealant therapy, also named pit and fissure sealant therapy is a conservative dental treatment intended to prevent dental caries in recently erupted permanent teeth of children. Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces; the back teeth have fissures (grooves) as well as pits (small hollows), and some of the front teeth have cingulum pits. Fissure sealant can protect the tooth by sealing the superficial parts of the tooth, prevent the tooth from caries and infection to be developed in the lower parts of the tooth, and avoid doing invasive dental procedures such as dental filling, inlay or onlay, and root canal therapy. After the painless and very conservative dental sealant, your child can enjoy their natural tooth for the rest of their life with appropriate care.
Consultation and treatment plan: A comprehensive dental examination, a panoramic X-ray of mouth, a periapical X-ray of tooth and a personalized treatment plan are carried out by your dental pediatric specialist.
Tooth cleaning and drying:The tooth surface is cleaned by removing plaques and stains, and dried.
Acid etching: Your dental pediatrician will etch the tooth surface with phosphoric acid gel, and then rinse and dry it.
Bonding agent application: A thin layer of the bonding agent or adhesive is gently placed on the tooth surface with micro brush and then light cured with the standard light source.
Liquid sealant application: Your dental pediatric specialist will use the liquid resin sealant on the pits and fissures to flow into the position and allow it to set hard by shining a bright light onto it.
Dental check-up: Your child must have the follow-ups and the required dental hygiene care explained by your dental specialist.
•Following the fissure sealant therapy, your child is able to eat and drink straight away as the sealant will be completely set. Sealants can last up to 10 years, but they need to be checked at regular dental check-ups to make sure they are not chipped or worn away. The dental pediatrician can repair sealants by adding more sealant material.
•If your child did not have a fluoride treatment during the tooth cleaning, then they are safe to eat immediately after the fissure sealant therapy. If your child did receive a fluoride treatment during the tooth cleaning, the dentist recommends waiting at least half an hour before eating. This gives the treatment enough time to seal around your child’s teeth.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions before and after procedure and also for upcoming follow-up. During your staying in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist with any concerns or queries that arise.
•Includes regular dental examinations, plaque control, use of fluorides, and dietary considerations
•Quick and straightforward processes, taking only a few minutes for each tooth
•Seal of pits and fissures in the teeth that are susceptible to caries
•No need for drilling the tooth or removal of any parts of the tooth
•Very safe and painless way of protecting children's teeth from tooth decay and reducing the risk of tooth decay among them.
•Discoloration of the dental sealant material
•Crack or leaking in the margins of the sealant material
Note: This package information is provided by the scientific team ofExon Health Paradise Co. and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.