SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF)
What is silver diamine fluoride?
SDF is often used as an interim solution but can sometimes be all the treatment required for a tooth with a cavity. The benefits of this treatment are that it is non-invasive, fast and painless.
What does silver diamine fluoride treatment involve?
The placement of SDF is a quick and painless procedure, taking only a matter of seconds. This procedure does not require any local anesthetic or drilling, and the SDF liquid is simply brushed onto the cavity area of the tooth. Halting cavity progression may require several applications, and your pediatric dentist will review their recommendations regarding SDF specific to your child’s tooth with you.
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