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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Dental sealants are not an end all. They can help decrease the chance of getting cavities, but one still may. Should see the dentist.
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Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
39 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Dental sealants on healthy teeth prevent cavities or if placed on small cavities it prevent the cavity from getting bigger. On a healthy tooth, if the ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
23 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Sealants only decrease the chance of developing cavities. They can't prevent them 100% of the time. If he has cavities, he needs to get them filled.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
No: Dental sealants protect the grooves of the back teeth. They have nothing to do with protecting the gums.
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
No : No.. Sealants are put onto the biting surface of the teeth... Not near the gums.
Dr. Robert Chin
42 years experience Dentistry
No: Dental sealants are to seal the grinding surface of the molars and premolars to help prevent cavities.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
24 years experience Dentistry
Should not: Dental sealants are a thin, preventive coating placed over deep grooves in teeth to prevent cavities. You should have no pain or sensitivity with sea ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
No: Sealants can actually help reduce sensitivity. A sealant fills in the tiny grooves in the chewing surfaces of the molars thus preventing bacteria from ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
33 years experience Dentistry
No, but not panacea: Sealants were one of the most exciting developments in the 1980's. Over the past 20+ years we've found that sealants did not work as well as we imagin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
No: Sealants can only be used in the grooves of the back teeth.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: for adjustment. It takes only a few moments. When a dental sealant is too high in the bite, the jaw does not close properly and it causes further pre ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: for adjustment. When a dental sealant is too high in the bite, the jaw does not close properly and it causes further pressure to the TMJ area leaving ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hoffman
15 years experience Dentistry
No waiting necessary: Dental sealants are bonded right onto the tooth at the time they are placed. There is no setting time afterwards so you can enjoy something to eat rig ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
36 years experience Dentistry
Sealants: Yes but you need to discuss what the reaction was with your dentist as soon as possible and document this for the future.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hamilton
50 years experience Dentistry
Uncommon: Dental sealants are usually placed on posterior teeth or those teeth with pits and fissures. Anterior teeth usually do not have pits and fissures and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
29 years experience Dentistry
Sealants: Dental sealants are supposed to adhere to enamel surface to prevent caries in deep pits and fissures. They are not made to adhere to fillings.

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