Silver Diamine Fluoride
We strive to provide our patients with the latest advancements in dental treatments. One innovation is silver diamine fluoride (SDF), a non-invasive solution that offers several benefits for our patients. Let’s explore this non-invasive approach to dental care!
What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a liquid solution composed of silver, fluoride, water, and ammonia. This compound helps fight tooth decay in vulnerable children. Silver helps hinders harmful microbes in your child’s mouth while strengthening the dentin layer of their teeth; fluoride fights and prevents tooth decay.
SDF has been used for decades in other countries and has gained popularity as an effective, minimally invasive treatment for cavities.
The Application Process
SDF is applied quickly and painlessly during a regular dental visit. We put it directly to the affected tooth or teeth after gently cleaning and drying them. It takes a couple of minutes to cure, but we recommend waiting at least an hour before eating or drinking afterward. This is to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride?
SDF is particularly effective for treating children with severe early childhood cavities, difficulty cooperating during dental treatment, or special needs. Below is a list of some of the other incredible benefits of this technique:
- Quick treatment
- Cavity and decay prevention
- Relief for tooth sensitivity
Protect Your Teeth with Silver Diamine Fluoride in Concord, NC
We are committed to providing comprehensive and gentle dental care. Silver diamine fluoride is just one example of our dedication to innovative treatments that prioritize patient comfort and long-term oral health. Contact Zsambeky, Chaney, & Associates today to see if it suits your dental needs.