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Is it possible to still get cavities if i've had a fissure sealant put on my teeth?

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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sealants are typically only placed on the occlusal (biting) surface, buccal (cheek) pits & fissures & lingual (tongue) grooves.
Sealants do not provide any protection for interproximal areas (in-between) teeth so that's why daily flossing is recommended. If a sealant starts to break down, decay may start to occur underneath or around the failing sealant. Hence, regular check-ups with your dentist.

In brief: Yes

Sealants are typically only placed on the occlusal (biting) surface, buccal (cheek) pits & fissures & lingual (tongue) grooves.
Sealants do not provide any protection for interproximal areas (in-between) teeth so that's why daily flossing is recommended. If a sealant starts to break down, decay may start to occur underneath or around the failing sealant. Hence, regular check-ups with your dentist.
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Sealants only decrease the chance of developing cavities.
They can't prevent them 100% of the time.

In brief: Yes

Sealants only decrease the chance of developing cavities.
They can't prevent them 100% of the time.
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are no absolutes in anything in health care.
I would believe that sealants could obscure an underlying problem. This is an area best for dentists though.

In brief: Yes

There are no absolutes in anything in health care.
I would believe that sealants could obscure an underlying problem. This is an area best for dentists though.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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