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Pit and Fissue Sealants


Pit and fissure sealants are safe and painless way of protecting teeth from further decay of teeth .It is part of preventive dentistry. A pit is a small depression on the surface of the tooth, whereas fissures are the grooves that naturally occur on all biting surfaces of teeth. Most of the time, the teeth at the back (the premolars and molars) have grooves, exposing them for tooth decay due to food lodgement, increased frequency of eating , no proper rinse and improper brushing habits without the supervision of adults.

A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Sealants are applied to posterior teeth which are more prone to caries and sometimes, some teeth naturally have deep grooves which will need to be sealed.


How do pit and fissure sealants work?

The sealant forms a smooth, protective barrier by covering all the little grooves and pits in the surface of the tooth. Dental decay easily starts in these grooves if they are not sealed.


When is the right time for pit and fissure sealants?

Sealants are often applied as soon as the first permanent teeth start to come through. This is usually between 6 and 7 years of age. The rest are usually sealed as soon as they appear which can be any time between 11 and 14 years of age.

The famous saying “Prevention is better than cure”, having said that it is important to preserve healthy teeth before time.

@Teeth Care Centre the pedodontist, specialized in child dentistry, probe the kid teeth and after thorough dental evaluation of your child's new permanent teeth will determine whether or not they have pits and fissures and an increased risk exists for developing dental caries. Having identified if the pits and fissures are deep enough to warrant the application of a sealant, the dentist will give you this recommendation for the application of sealants. We believe in using only the best brand and quality of dental sealants which can last you for years and can always keep dental decay at bay. However it is imperative to visit your concerned dentist at regular intervals in order to ensure that, it has not been worn out over a period of time.

Lastly, it is important to teach children about maintenance and the importance of looking after their teeth rather than leaving it for further progression to tooth decay.




Wisdom tooth extraction


Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove third set of molars— the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25.

If a wisdom tooth doesn't have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you'll likely need to have it removed. To prevent potential future problems, dentists recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth not causing any discomfort or pain.

Reasons for removal of wisdom tooth:

Impacted:  Impacted wisdom tooth becomes stuck below the surface of your gums and don't have enough room to emerge or develop normally because they're so far back in the mouth and can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.

Unfavorable position: - They may press against your other teeth or can be erupting towards backward or inward. This result in development of tilted, angled or crooked wisdom tooth, ultimately causing crowding, jaw-pain, decreased mouth opening and it becomes troublesome in longer run as it causes dental cyst/tumors.

Small jaw size: - Sometimes your jaw size is small to incorporate extra set of molars and malformed third molars.

Improper maintenance of oral hygiene: -Sometimes you may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss. Incompletely erupted teeth can lead to pocket formation where food, bacterial plaque and calculus tend to collect and chances of dental caries increases.

Teeth Care Centre have competent and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is proficient in wisdom tooth extraction. Our team of dental professionals will thoroughly examine and evaluate the position and condition of your wisdom teeth through clinical examination and 2 Dimensional X-ray in order to determine the right treatment plan and safe surgery for you. Sometimes CB-CT examination is also done to analyse close proximity of wisdom tooth to nerves. The entire procedure of wisdom tooth removal is carried out under local anesthesia with high-tech instrument in order to ensure a painless and comfortable dental experience. We also provide the option of conscious sedation for anxious and apprehensive patients. Moreover, we also render wisdom tooth extractions using world’s no. 1 dental laser for blood free dental treatment.