The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play an important role in your overall oral function. When one of these back teeth is affected by a cavity it can severely limit your ability to bite off, chew, and grind tough foods.
At the same time many people’s permanent molars and premolars have deep pits and textures in the tooth enamel’s biting surface. While this makes the teeth more efficient for their appointed task they can also be hard to clean by brushing your teeth.
If some food matter or plaque deposits become trapped in these areas it can cause large cavities to develop. This might require Dr. Robert Jackson to repair the teeth with large inlay or onlay dental fillings. In a severe case he might need to perform a crown restoration.
If Dr. Robert Jackson notices a problem like this during your dental checkup, he might recommend applying dental sealants to the teeth. This is a sound preventative measure to help preserve their overall health.
The dental sealants are a thin dental resin that Dr. Robert Jackson carefully applies to the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars. This will create an effective barrier between bacteria and the underlying tooth enamel.
Once they have been applied Dr. Robert Jackson will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the dental sealants. If any residual food particles get stuck in the pits and fissures the dental resin will keep bacteria from direct access to the tooth enamel.
If you are concerned preserving the health of your back teeth, and you live in the Carrollton, Texas, area, you should call 972-492-1064 to schedule a dental checkup at Jackson Dental.