1.Why Do Pits And Fissures Be Closed?
There are many pits and fissures distributed on our molars. Some pits and fissures are deep and difficult to clean. Food and bacteria are impacted in, prone to caries. This kind of caries is called pit and fissure caries. According to the survey, more than 90% of caries in Chinese adolescents occur in pits and fissures.
Pit and fissure sealing is the most effective way to prevent pit and fissure caries. The dentist applies the pit and fissure sealing material to the pits and fissures without damaging the tooth tissues, fills the pits and fissures, and solidifies to form a barrier covering the pits and fissures, which can effectively prevent bacteria and food residues from affecting the pits and fissures. Erosion of teeth to achieve the purpose of preventing pit and fissure caries.
2.Five Major Misunderstandings That Make The Pit And Fissure Closure “Failure”
Some parents also took their children to seal the pits and fissures but found that the children still had tooth decay. Is it because the pits and fissures are not effective? Please take a look at the following sentences first, are you “shot”?
2.1.If The Pits And Fissures Are Closed, The Teeth Will Not Decay
This is probably one of the most common misconceptions because pit and fissure sealing only specifically prevent pit and fissure caries, and the pit and fissure sealant can only protect the part it covers, for exposed occlusal surfaces and uncoated adjacent surfaces of teeth. , Cheeks and tongues are not protective.
Therefore, after sealing, if you do not cooperate with good oral cleaning, the food residue will erode the place where the sealing agent is not distributed, which will also cause dental implants caries.
2.2.Fissure Closure Can Protect A Lifetime
In fact, since the pit and fissure sealant has to be in direct contact with food, it will wear out over a long period of time. If the pit and fissure are shallow or often come into contact with hard food, the sealant is also easier to fall off. This is a relatively normal situation. After the ditch is closed, parents should also remember to take the children for a follow-up visit once every three months and ask the doctor to check the state of the sealant, and repair or redo it as appropriate.
2.3.Only The Last Two Molars Need Pit And Fissure Sealing
The first and second permanent molars are indeed prone to pit and fissure caries, but the two premolars also have pits and fissures, and there is also the risk of pit and fissure caries. It is also necessary to seal them.
Many parents also ignore the pit and fissure caries of the deciduous teeth and even think that it’s okay if the deciduous tooth is decayed, but in fact, if the deciduous tooth is too decayed, it will directly affect the development of the inherited permanent tooth. The location can be understood.
Therefore, not only permanent teeth need to be sealed in pits and fissures, but also deciduous molars should be used to prevent bone-level dental implant caries.
2.4.The Pits And Fissures Can Be Closed Anytime You Want
When teeth are just erupted, due to insufficient surface calcification, they are easy to be eroded, and the pits and fissures at this time are also deep and prone to caries. Therefore, it is most appropriate to seal the pits and fissures within one year after the teeth have erupted.
2.5.Pit And Fissure Sealing Can Be Used To Treat Dental Caries
Pit and fissure sealing is just a preventive measure that does not damage the teeth, and the composition and strength of the sealant are not suitable for repairing teeth. Therefore, once children have dental caries before sealing, they can only find a doctor to fill their teeth.
In addition to closed pits and fissures, common dental implants care measures for children include fluoride, regular teeth cleaning, and regular checkups. These measures are not omnipotent. Let children develop good oral cleaning habits and pay attention to the protection of teeth at all stages, which is the key to making children have a healthy and beautiful smile.