Dental Sealants in Pipe Creek, TX
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About Dental Sealants
Grooves in the top of the molars tend to harbor more food particles and buildup and are more susceptible to having cavities. Dental sealants, a primary aspect of preventive dentistry, can shield the molars from dental disease resulting from decay. These thin, defensive sealants are composed of an invisible or milky-colored substance that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Once set, sealants help safeguard molars and provide a smoother exterior that is easier to clean. Dental sealants offered at Pipe Creek Dental Center not only ward off cavities but might also lessen your children's needs for tooth-colored fillings or other restorative procedures down the road. Talk to Dr. Walker during your twice-yearly dental appointments at our Pipe Creek, TX facility to discover if you or your child could benefit from dental sealants.
What Is the Sealant Process?
At Pipe Creek Dental Center, receiving dental sealants is a straightforward, easy treatment that usually does not call for anesthesia. As a first step, Dr. Walker will examine the teeth to determine if dental sealants would be the right treatment for you or your child. Young people 6 – 12 years old are more likely to develop decay on the tops of their molars and premolars, making them ideal candidates for dental sealants. To prepare the teeth for the sealants, a professional on our staff will polish the enamel to get rid of any buildup, food particles, and germs from the chewing surfaces. The enamel is then dried, and a thin coat of sealant product is applied carefully into the grooves of the tooth using a tiny brush. An innovative curing light is then set over the tooth, which will strengthen the sealant casting in about 10 – 20 seconds. Once each sealant is in position, our team will check your jaws for alignment and provide you with instructions about how to efficiently take care of your sealants.
Immediately following your sealant appointment, you or your child will be able to carry on with your normal routine. Over the subsequent days, it will be crucial to avoid consuming tacky or hard foods to help keep your sealants from chipping as they set into your molars. Dr. Walker also advises patients to adopt a decent dental hygiene routine, including flossing and brushing their teeth no less than twice each day. When taken care of appropriately, dental sealants should remain in good condition for many years. Our professionals at Pipe Creek Dental Center will examine your mouth during regular oral evaluations and inform you when the sealants should be reapplied.
Pipe Creek Dental Center Reviews
They took great care of me and the staff was super friendly!
The employees are very friendly, and professional. They are happy to explain things, so you can understand what they’re talking about. The dentist was nice, and paid attention to what I was saying to her. Thank you for getting me in so quickly, especially since I’m a new patient, same day service. Y’all Rock!!
I had the best experience while I was In the chair, I was so scared to get an injection shot but I honestly didn't feel a thing, it was unbelievable and It was great, made it so much easier for me.
Both doctors are exceptional. Y’all won’t regret coming here! Can’t miss us, we have a giant tooth out front 😋
Dr. Walker worked with my school schedule and was able to see me as soon as possible. Dr. Walker and the staff made me feel at home before and after my procedure. As a former patient of Dr. Lyman I am happy to know Pipe Creek Dental is still so warm and inviting. Thanks again to Dr. Walker, Tori and staff for taking care of me! ❤️😊
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Protect Teeth from Decay
Prevent decay and enjoy a radiant, clean smile for the long run. Dental sealants are a simple, efficient treatment at Pipe Creek Dental Center that could also diminish the likelihood of future oral procedures and make way for enhanced oral wellness. Learn if sealants are ideal for you or your child by booking a visit with Dr. Walker at our Pipe Creek, TX practice today.