We offer a treatment that doesn’t require needles, numbing or drilling on baby teeth,with Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment (SDF).
We can now reduce cavities from spreading with a quick non-invasive, painless treatment that lasts six months. It relieves tooth sensitivity.
There are several situations in which it may be recommend. Those include, but are not limited to the following:
Children who may have excessive decay (severe early childhood caries)
Young children who have difficulty cooperating for treatment
Special needs patients
Children with carious lesions that may not all be treated in one visit.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is safe and has been used for hundreds of years to arrest decay in various other countries.
Are there risks associated with Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment?
There are some risks associated with it, which include, but are not limited to the following:
- Any decayed areas will stain black. Healthy tooth structure will not stain. Stained tooth structures can be replaced with a filling or crown. SDF may discolor dental fillings and crowns.
- If Silver flouride is applied to skin or gums, a harmless temporary brown or white stain may appear on the area. The stain will disappear in one to three weeks. It cannot be washed off.
- The patient may notice a metallic taste after an application. This will go away rapidly.
- Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure the success of the treatment. There is a risk that the procedure will not stop the decay, and no guarantee of success is granted or implied. If the tooth decay is not arrested, the decay will progress. In that case the tooth will require further dental treatment such as further Silver Fluoride application, dental fillings, root canal therapy, or extraction.
Are you interested in Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment? Call to schedule an appointment today 719-547-8338.