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Pits and fissures of permanent tooth act as food accumulating areas and thus provide a environment for bacteria to strive and cause tooth decay. This pit and fissure sealants help in prevention of caries occurring in tooth no tooth preparation is carried out for this procedure, the fissures are cleaned and the tooth is etched and sealants are applied, the sealants being weak in and will need periodic recall every year, they act as barrier to prevent food accumulation and bacterial proliferation and thus prevent initiation of caries.

This pit and fissure sealants help in prevention of caries occurring in tooth no tooth preparation is carried out for this procedure, the fissures are cleaned and the tooth is etched and sealants are applied, the sealants being weak in and will need periodic recall every year, they act as barrier to prevent food accumulation and bacterial proliferation and thus prevent initiation of caries
Sealants can be used in adults who have increased risk of developing cavities, dentist is the ideal person for such a suggestion, sealants can be placed on teeth with early signs of decay, but once the decay has broken through enamel the tooth will need filling. (CHECK PEDODONTICS- PIT and fissure sealents.)