a remineralization procedure
be used or
should a sealant be applied
pits and fissures with white spot lesions?
- The following factors should be considered:
While remineralization will occur,
it may be limited due to the accessibility of the deep pit or fissure
areas to treatment solutions such as fluoride.
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- Sealants are the preferred treatment.
placed over pit and fissure caries lesions causes the bacteria to
since they are deprived of nutrients .
The acid application for sealant
placement serves as an antimicrobial treatment
sealants to enhance cariostasis.
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