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International Journal of Oral Care & Research


Tooth surfaces with pits and fissures are particularly vulnerable to caries development. With the permanent dentition, caries involving the occlusal surfaces account for almost 60% of total caries in children and adolescents, although occlusal surfaces account for only 12.5% of total tooth surface. Dental sealants are preventive dental treatment where pit and fissure of primary or permanent molar and premolar are filled with plastic material. Fissure sealants (FSs) prevent the early intervention of dental caries before it reaches to end-stage called as cavitations. Mainly, the pit and fissure sealants (PFS) are to prevent developing caries, which is achieved by blocking the surface, and prevents bacteria from getting stuck to it.

Keywords: Cost-effectiveness, Occlusal surfaces, Pit and fissure sealants, Preventive dentistry.

How to cite this article: Mathew RA, Narayan A, Babu E, Oommen V, Ibrahim H, Fatima S. Pit and Fissure Sealants: A Recent Advancement. Int J Oral Care Res 2016;4(4):284-287.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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