Cavities are a serious oral health problem that can compromise your ability to comfortably chew food. As time goes by, the tooth decay will continue to spread, requiring more significant treatment measures. Eventually, it could even lead to the total loss of the afflicted tooth.
The permanent molars and premolars in the back of your mouth often have deep grooves and textures on the biting surfaces of the tooth enamel. This helps make the teeth more effective for the tasks of chewing and grinding.
If stray food material and bacteria become trapped in these areas, it could cause large cavities to form. To prevent this from happening and to preserve the health of your teeth for a long time, Sam Amirani DDS might recommend applying dental sealants.
These are basically a durable, plastic, resin shells that your dentist carefully paints onto the biting surfaces of your back teeth. This creates a barrier between the bacteria and the healthy tooth enamel.
We often recommend applying the sealants right after your regular dental checkup. This ensures that the enamel on the biting surfaces is completely clean.
After the dental sealant resin has been painted on, your dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the resin. If any residual food particles get stuck in the pits and fissures, the dental sealants will keep bacteria from having direct access to the tooth enamel.
If you live in the Wichita, Kansas, area and you have cavity prevention concerns, you should call 3166867155 to schedule a checkup at Sam Amirani DDS.