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Can sealants be applied after a prophy?



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As long as the doctor has done an exam (checked for decay) and treatment planned (diagnosed need) then, I don’t see why not!

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I agree with Kara. In my office the Dr comes in half way through my treatment and does the exam. If he recommends sealants and if I have time, I place the sealants before fluoride is done.

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The Dr I work for doesnt allow sealants to be done on prophy day. Unless its done before. He says that the fluoride in the prophy paste inhibits the sealant to properly flow and cuts their longevity. I dont get his reasoning because the tooth is etched anyways…

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I do it same day before fluoride. I use a prophybrush with fine grit pumice to remove fl polish.

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