thats where my cavities alway occur. after one drills but before one puts in a filling new or replacement, i was thinking would it not be a good idea to use a sealant over the newly drilled area?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 05 - December - 2011, at 01:51 AM

  • Cavity can occur below dental filling if patient doesn’t maintain good oral hygiene and by accumulation of plaque and calculus deposits around restoration. If bonding of the composite filling material to the tooth structure fails and with plaque accumulation in the space, decay occurs. Microscopic defect can cause recurrent caries. To avoid recurrent caries, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. If you have high caries index, then it can be because of plaque and calculus deposits around teeth or can be there because of more cariogenic diet or can occur because of less of saliva. To avoid dental caries, maintain good oral hygiene and take less of sugars and sticky diet. You can get dental sealants for newly erupted teeth.    Sealants will seal deep pits and fissures and will avoid decay of teeth. Pit and fissure sealants will make teeth resistant to dental caries. Teeth can’t be sealed beyond 17 years of age as it can cause teeth to bite differently. If sealants are given in adults, then it can lead to grinding of teeth. If you are below 17, you can get dental sealants on your sound teeth to avoid decay. For more info on sealants, refer to….

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