Fissure Sealant Dental, Kota Kinabalu

Removing Fissure Sealant: A Guide

If you’re tired of your fissure sealant causing you trouble, it’s time to get rid of it! Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you say goodbye to that pesky dental issue.

What is Fissure Sealant?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of removing fissure sealants, let’s take a moment to understand what they are. Fissure sealants are a thin coating of dental material applied to the grooves and crevices of your molars to prevent cavities from forming. They are typically made of a composite resin and are a great way to protect your teeth from decay.

Why Remove Fissure Sealants?

Unfortunately, fissure sealants don’t last forever. Over time, they can wear down and become dislodged, leaving your molars vulnerable to decay once again. In some cases, the sealant can even become a trap for bacteria, leading to the development of cavities. So, if you notice that your fissure sealant is starting to cause problems, it’s time to consider removing it.

Getting Rid of the Old Sealant

Removing fissure sealant is a quick and painless procedure that can be done in your dentist’s office. Here’s what you can expect:

Preparing the Tooth
Your dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. This will ensure that you don’t feel any discomfort during the removal process.

Softening the Sealant
Once the tooth is numb, your dentist will use a special solution to soften the sealant. This will make it easier to remove and minimize the risk of damaging the tooth.

Removing the Sealant
With the sealant softened, your dentist will use a dental instrument to gently scrape away the material. They will take care to remove all of the sealant, ensuring that your tooth is clean and ready for the next step.

Cleaning the Tooth
Finally, your dentist will clean the tooth to remove any remaining debris. They may also apply a fluoride treatment to help strengthen the tooth and prevent future cavities.

Putting the New Sealant in Place

Once your tooth is clean and free of the old sealant, your dentist may choose to reapply a new layer. This will help protect your molars from decay and keep your smile healthy and bright.


Removing fissure sealant is a simple and straightforward procedure that can help protect your teeth from decay. Whether you’re dealing with a worn-out sealant or just want to switch to a new one, this guide will help you get the job done. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist today and take the first step towards a healthier smile!

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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin Dentist Kota Kinabalu
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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin, located in Likas, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, is one of the most recognized dental clinics in the region. With our skilled dentists and staff, we provide patients with top-quality dental care.
Our dentists possess the skills and experience you need. We care about your needs as a patient and we’re here to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

General Questions

Scaling are typically charged between RM100-RM200. We recommend getting it done every 6 months.
Whitenings typically cost RM999, the procedure usually takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
You can try using a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne. Rub a little toothpaste into the sensitive area when going to bed as it helps protect the surface. Avoid strongly acidic foods or drinks and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing as this could cause even more sensitivity. If the pain continues, speak to our dental team and they may be able to offer further care to reduce your symptoms.
You should wait at least 1 month for your gums to heal before it is ideal to take an impression of your mouth.
3 appointments are needed to before you can take your dentures home. Time between each appointment is about 1-2 weeks. On average it takes about 1 month or less from start to finish.
It is possible to add on extra ‘teeth’ to your dentures after an extraction. Your dentist will check evaluate your current denture first to see if it is suitable. Sometimes if your dentures are too old/ loose/ complicated design, your dentist may recommend making a new set of dentures.
Wisdom teeth usually erupts between ages 17 to 23. If you have had multiple episodes of pain, difficulty opening your mouth, swelling or even a fever. Your dentist will usually need to do a check up and an x-ray to plan for the next step. Please see your dentist if you are experiencing this.