What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
No Needles. No Drilling. No Filling.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is a product that is painted on areas of active caries (cavities) for the purpose of stopping, or arresting the caries. Products like it have been used in Japan for 80 years and in parts of Europe for decades. We are excited to offer this treatment for cavities and hope that it will lead to a significant reduction in the number of cavities requiring treatment that includes drilling, filling and more invasive treatments.
How does Silver Diamine Fluoride work?
We will dry the teeth with air, and then apply the silver diamine fluoride. It will be left in place for one to two minutes. It is as simple as that! No numbing or drilling needed.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is not always a permanent solution. We will continue to monitor your cavities and depending on the rate of progression, we may recommend a reapplication. If the treatment has not sufficiently kept the cavities from progressing, it may be necessary for you to have more conventional treatment.
But don't worry! SDF can prevent cavity growth with a success rate of up to 80% when applied biannually.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA Approved, Safe Treatment
The FDA has approved silver diamine fluoride as a safe and effective treatment method to prevent cavities.