What are sealants and why do we need them?

A sealant is a thin, protective coating that is painted on the teeth. The material quickly bonds to the surfaces of teeth and hardes, covering all the little ridges and nooks to protect the entire surface of the tooth from decay. They essentially work like an invisible shield to protect teeth, especially among children who are most vulnerable to decay.

School aged children (ages 6-11) that don’t get sealants are three times more likely to get cavities in their molars than those who get sealants put on their teeth during childhood. The best part about dental sealants from a children’s perspective is that they’re pain free and application is quick and easy! Parents love that they protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and protect against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.


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Condition
Root Canal

Symptoms
Tooth Pain

Treatment
Root Canal
Crown

Prevention

Dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in the back teeth which are where 9 out of 10 cavities occur!

Children are not the only ones that can benefit from sealants. Adults can help prevent future cavities with the use of sealants as well. Regardless of how young or old you are, everyone is susceptible to cavities and decay. No matter how well you brush and floss there are just some surfaces of the teeth that are hard to reach or get missed easily. Sealants are a great preventive measure to save you money and pain that is often associated with tooth decay.


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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.