These are the chemical compounds which prevent the growth of carious lesions. These are mainly of two types: resin-based, and glass ionomer cement. Pits and fissures are mainly present on the occlusal surfaces of the posterior teeth.
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My son's dentist recommended filling his molars because the fissures are very deep. Is it good for the teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, My son's dentist recommended filling his molars because they are very deep. But there is no cavity or other problem, and he takes good care of his teeth. So it is a preventive measure. But I am concerned about putting in a filling to prevent filling in the future. I worry about long-te... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please trust the decision made by the dentist for your son. I suggest uploading a picture so that I can guide you properly. Sometimes the pits and fissures may be deep, making it vulnerable to caries. So in such cases, a filling might be r... Read Full »
There is a black spot in a tooth with sealant. What is it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am asking a question regarding my daughter who is 3 and 1/2. She was seen by her dentist a few months back. They performed a cleaning and also put sealant on her molars, as they have deep grooves. I just recently noticed a few dark spots in her molars, but I am wondering if that is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your daughter has deeply grooved teeth (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By book, its treatment is in the following steps. Cleaning, that your dentist did perfectly as there are no residues of plaque or tartar at tooth surfaces. Deep fissure sealan... Read Full »