If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the office.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our office.
Some bleeding after the procedure is completely normal. However, if the tissue bleeds excessively or for a sustained period, place a cotton gauze or tea bag firmly over the area and bite down or hold it in place for fifteen minutes. Repeat if necessary.
If your child experiences discomfort, use Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin as directed according to the child's age. If the dentist prescribes medicine, follow the directions on the bottle.
If you have any questions, please call our office.
By thinly covering teeth pits and fissures, sealants keep out plaque and food and decrease the risk of decay. Since sealants only protect the tooth's biting surface, areas on the side and between teeth remain vulnerable. Therefore, good oral hygiene and nutrition are essential in preventing decay.
Your child should refrain from eating ice or hard candy, which tends to fracture the sealant. We also recommend scheduling regular dental appointments, so your child's dentist can check if the sealants are still in place.
The American Dental Association recognizes that sealants play an important role in preventing tooth decay. When properly applied and maintained, sealants can successfully protect the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth. A total prevention program includes:
If your child has sealants and follows these healthy habits, the risk of decay reduces considerably and can even become non-existent!
A thorough cleaning will usually produce some bleeding and swelling and may cause tenderness or discomfort. These effects don't happen because the cleaning was aggressive and damaging but because your gums are tender and inflamed from insufficient oral hygiene. We recommend following these tips for two to three days after a cleaning:
Please don't hesitate to contact the office if the discomfort persists for more than seven days or if you have any questions.
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