As a parent, you do your best to teach your children the importance of keeping their smiles healthy. However, young children often develop cavities in their baby teeth. It’s crucial to stop decay from worsening over time and new cavities from forming, but not every child is eager to sit in the dental chair for a prolonged period of time. Fortunately, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) treatment is a quick, pain-free solution to cavities. To learn more about silver diamine fluoride treatment, give us a call!
Silver Diamine Fluoride is a liquid that is FDA-approved and applied topically to your child’s teeth. This can help to protect against the damaging effects of tooth decay, and it can stop cavities from worsening. SDF is non-invasive and is applied directly to the surface of the tooth to stop cavities from growing until a more permanent restoration can be put into play. Thanks to the treatment’s ability to preserve healthy tooth enamel, the lesion can be kept from progressing and injuring the tooth’s nerve.
First, we will thoroughly clean your children’s teeth before applying the Silver Diamine Fluoride. This is because all plaque and tartar must be removed beforehand, and your child’s teeth must be completely dry. With a small brush, their dental team will carefully apply SDF to the surfaces of each tooth that is infected with decay. Then, the SDF is allowed to air dry. This process only takes a few minutes and is completely painless! After the treatment is complete, your child needs to forego eating or drinking for at least one hour after the substance is applied.
Here are some scenarios when your child’s dentist may recommend Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment:
There are a variety of benefits that your child can experience when they get Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment. Here are some of the most prominent: