Regular Recare Appointment
"Tooth Disease, and Gum Disease are completely Preventable conditions"
We therefore encourage our patients to schedule their 3 month, 6 month, or 9 month recare appointments in advance, at the end of their initial cleaning appointments. This ensures regularity with their check ups, and helps us diagnose problems just as or even before they start. We can therefore prevent them from developing into full blown diseases. We also help you remember your 6 month re-care visit by sending you an sms reminder followed by a phone call at the beginning of the month that your visit is due.
This procedure involves coating the eating surfaces of posterior teeth, which are the teeth that we use to do all of our chewing with. This prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the deep fissures of these teeth, and therefore prevents cavities from forming there. Sealants are usually placed on molars and premolars as they first break through the gums into a child's mouth.
Preventive Resin Restoration
In many cases we see adults whose molars and premolars were not sealed when they were children. The fissures of these teeth appear stained dark brown to black in color, either due to an accumulation of stain particles over time, or due to the beginning of a small cavity. We treat these teeth by cleaning out the stained or decayed tooth structure with a very small bur, filling the cavity with a composite (white) filling material, and then sealing the top surface with a fissure sealant. This combination of a filling with a sealant offers a very conservative treatment option for these teeth, and can usually be done without any local anesthesia.