Pit and Fissure Sealants as a Viable Preventive Tool for Dental Caries

Authors

  • Priyanka. L. Kalimireddy
  • Susant Mohanty

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14960

Keywords:

Pit and fissure, sealant, resin, glass ionomer, fissurotomy, enameloplasty

Abstract

Dental caries remains to be a global disease burden and the current ways of preventing it are through
maintenance of good oral hygiene, watching over the diet intake and pit and fissure sealant application. Pit
and fissure sealants are still underused in dental practice. With the availability of the various type of sealants
ranging from glass ionomer sealants to resin sealants, we need to improvise our preventive protocols for
dental caries. This article provides crisp and compact information on the current status and usage of dental
sealants to encourage the fraternity to use it more often.

Author Biographies

Priyanka. L. Kalimireddy

Senior Lecturer, Professor & Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dental
Sciences, Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneshwar, Odisha India

Susant Mohanty

Senior Lecturer, Professor & Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dental
Sciences, Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneshwar, Odisha India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Priyanka. L. Kalimireddy, & Susant Mohanty. (2021). Pit and Fissure Sealants as a Viable Preventive Tool for Dental Caries. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3775-3780. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14960