Your oral health is our priority and we do everything we can to ensure that our patients have the best chance of keeping oral diseases at bay. We offer a range of dental hygiene and preventative dental services, including fissure sealant treatment for children. If you would like to book your child in for treatment during the summer holidays, call us and arrange an appointment today!
What is fissure sealant treatment?
Fissure sealant treatment is a means of reducing the risk of tooth decay in children. It involves applying a plastic coating on the biting surface of tooth, which is known as fissure sealant. The sealant covers the fissures, tiny cracks in the tooth surface, to form a barrier between the teeth and bacteria and food debris. With sealants in place, it is much harder for food to become trapped in the fissures and this lowers the risk of cavities forming. This treatment is usually used on the back teeth, which are involved in chewing and breaking up food.
How does fissure sealant treatment work?
Fissure sealant treatment is quick, painless and very effective. Treatment takes less than half an hour and there is absolutely no pain involved, no drilling and no scary injections! The sealant is applied to the teeth once they have been cleaned thoroughly and it is then set firm using a light; at this stage, your child will be asked to pop on a pair of protective goggles.
What are the benefits of fissure sealant treatment?
Fissure sealant treatment is a really effective means of reducing the risk of decay in children and it is quick, simple and safe. Children are able to enjoy the benefits of treatment without worrying about pain and the results of treatment last a long time.