Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a compound that helps fight tooth decay in children who are especially vulnerable to it. The silver helps fight harmful bacteria within the cavity and the fluoride works by remineralizing and strengthening the tooth structure.
SDF is particularly effective for treating children who have severe early childhood caries, difficulty cooperating for dental treatment, or special needs. When applied to the cavity, this medicament will stain the cavity, but there are options to mask the discoloration in certain cases. Some of the benefits to this technique include:
- Quick treatment
- Cavity prevention
- Relief for tooth sensitivity
One of our top priorities at Sea & Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is ensuring that every patient has the right tools they need to keep their teeth healthy, no matter what their situation is. If you would like to learn more about SDF treatment for your child, call (954) 233-1494 or email us.