We are proud to now offer Silver Diamine Flouride to our Newport Beach patients. This procedure will literally stop cavities in their tracks without any drilling! It is recommended for elderly patients as well as children, so let’s get a better understanding of what it is..
What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver Diamine Fluoride (also known as SDF) is a clinically applied treatment that helps control dental caries. SDF also aids in preventing further progression and spread of the disease. Application of SDF is simple and noninvasive.
How Does It Work?
The affected teeth are brushed without paste and rinsed. The carious teeth are isolated, kept dry, and all excess debris is removed. SDF has a dual mechanism of action resulting from the combination of its ingredients. The silver component acts as an anti-microbial agent killing bacteria and preventing the formation of new biofilm, while the fluoride acts to prevent further demineralization of tooth structure. A microbrush is dipped in a drop of SDF and placed on the lesion(s) for two minutes. Then, excess SDF is removed and patients are instructed to not eat or drink for one hour.
Reasons For Choosing SDF
- Stop/Prevent a Cavity Without Anesthesia or Invasive Procedures
- Very Cost Effective
- Quick and Painless Procedure
- Effective Results
For additional information or to ask questions, fill out our form below or give us a call at 949-612-2356
- Silver Diamine Flouride on Average Costs 70% less vs.
- Conventional Treatment