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Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat and Prevent Cavities

Nobody, especially a child, enjoys having a cavity drilled and filled! Dentists now offer an alternative treatment. Silver Diamine Fluoride is an antimicrobial liquid that can stop tooth decay in its tracks!

How Does Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Work?
We apply SDF to active tooth decay to halt the further progression of the condition. The silver component of the treatment acts as an antimicrobial agent, killing bacteria and preventing the formation of new biofilm. The fluoride component works to stop demineralization and strengthens the tooth enamel.

What Are the Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatments? SDF offers a conservative approach to treating decayed teeth. Applying SDF quickly without drilling, noise or injections provides a faster and cheaper alternative to dental fillings. Only a drop of SDF can treat up to five teeth, making the cost per tooth very inexpensive. Children treated with SDF experience less anxiety and will not require sedation.
What Is the Application Procedure? Applying SDF is a noninvasive, straightforward procedure. We will clean and isolate the decayed tooth and keep it dry. We will dip a micro brush in SDF and place it on the tooth for about two minutes, and then we will clean off any excess SDF. You will need to make sure you or your child refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least one hour. A second treatment applied 18 months after the initial one has been shown to stop the formation of cavities significantly. The only side effect reported is usually reversible staining where the SDF is applied.

Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment at SpringLove Dentistry
Schedule your appointment with SpringLove Dentistry in Spring, TX today to learn more about our silver diamine fluoride treatments along with the many services we offer. We are committed to helping you, and your family members enjoy a healthy life filled with happy smiles!

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