With the transition to normal nutrition in children, rapid decay can occur in milk teeth due to exposure to external effects. These milk teeth remain throughout the entire childhood, and the mixed dentition period, defined as the removal of permanent teeth until adolescence, continues. Teeth are essential for a child to eat healthily and avoid digestive problems throughout his life. Milk teeth also determine where permanent teeth will emerge and play a crucial role in the formation of the jaw structure. Milk teeth lost prematurely due to neglect may cause eruption difficulties in permanent teeth and even impacted permanent teeth. Therefore, the protection and treatment of milk teeth are critical.
It is useful for children to meet a dentist at an average of 3 years old. Thanks to this, natural adaptation takes place before the dentist phobia occurs. However, in many children who do not receive regular dental care, procedures such as filling and root canal treatment are applied when caries occur at advanced ages, and preventive treatments are also used. For teeth that are prone to caries, fluoride applications, and fissure sealant applications, which means covering the recesses on the teeth, are performed.
Dental spacers should be used for all kinds of premature loss except natural conditions where milk teeth fall spontaneously without any intervention.
Children cannot easily clean the indentations and protrusions on the teeth. Food residues and bacteria settle in these recesses and cause tooth decay. Fissure Sealants can reach the deepest point of small grooves called Fissures on the chewing surface of the molars because they are liquid and fluid, and they block these areas and prevent food residues and bacteria from sticking.
Fissure Sealants are white, transparent, and plastic-based liquid materials applied to these fissures on the posterior teeth. They adhere to the enamel and prevent the formation of caries, and because they have a viscous consistency, they are entirely attached to the tooth fissures. The fissure sealant does not cause any abrasion on the tooth surface.
It is a fluid filler that closes deep and decaying fissures on the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth and does not allow bacteria to reach here, thereby preventing caries.