Deep pits and grooves can be found on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Such pits and grooves are termed 'fissures' and are usually so narrow that toothbrush bristles and streams of water are not able to clean them effectively. These form a favourable environment for bacteria to flourish, often resulting in tooth decay.

Fissure sealants can be applied to the teeth. Fissure sealants are special materials used by dentists to seal off pits and fissures from the oral environment. Sealing the tooth surface protects fissures from bacteria and fermentable foods like sugar and starches to prevent decay from starting deep within the fissures. Any tooth with pits and fissures can be treated, provided the surface to be filled is sound and has not been previously filled. The most commonly treated teeth are the molars and premolars.

Contact us

Cleggs Lane Dental Practice
Address: 34 Cleggs Lane,
Little Hulton, Manchester, M38 9WT
United Kingdom.
Phone: 0161 790 6682
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Mail to: info@cleggslanedental.co.uk
 

Emergencies

In case of an emergency during practice hours, please contact the practice immediately. We will always endeavour to see a patient in pain within 48 hours.

If you require emergency treatment outside surgery hours, please telephone the practice where you will hear a message detailing the specific arrangement for that day. Alternatively ring 0161 337 2246.

How do I register?

Please ring the practice for details:

0161 790 6682/ 0161 790 5100

*Please note that we are not accepting new patients under the NHS*

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