Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has emerged as a valuable tool in pediatric dentistry for arresting and preventing tooth decay, particularly in young patients who might find traditional treatments challenging. Applied as a liquid, SDF effectively halts the progression of cavities by inhibiting bacterial activity and promoting remineralization.
According to recent studies, SDF has shown an impressive success rate of up to 80-90% in preventing further decay in treated teeth. This non-invasive approach not only reduces the need for more invasive treatments like drilling and filling, but it also offers a less stressful experience for children. With its remarkable efficacy and minimal discomfort, SDF has become a game-changer in modern pediatric dental care, helping to ensure healthier smiles for young patients.
SDF will discolor the decayed area of your child’s teeth, making the tooth appear darker. This discoloration can be masked in the future with white fillings or crowns.