After sealants - what to do?


After sealant treatment, your child will not be numb or anesthetized. So they can go back to eating and drinking as normal right after the appointment. There will be a white sealant that was placed over the surface of the teeth so it may feel a little different for a few days.  If your child cannot become accustomed to it or the teeth start becoming sensitive, call our office for a quick adjustment of the bite.

Since sealants are a very thin layer of material, they can be worn down over time with normal eating and biting.  We check on the sealants at all the regular examinations and will let you know if they need any touch ups or require a re-application.


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