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Silver Diamine Fluoride

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid that is applied to control active dental caries and prevent further progression of disease. While the ideal way to treat teeth with decay is by removing the cavity and placing a filling, this alternative treatment allows us to slow the progression of a cavity with noninvasive methods.  This method is commonly used in children who are unable to tolerate traditional cavity fillings.

 

Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride will NOT eliminate the need for a filling, but has been effective and slowing the growth a cavity.

 

 

How does Silver Diamine Fluoride work?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is composed of two primary components: silver and fluoride. Silver acts as an anti-microbial agent that simultaneously strengthens the underlying protective layer of your teeth called dentin. Fluoride is the active ingredient that puts a stop to tooth decay and helps prevent additional decay from appearing.

 

When is Silver Diamine Fluoride recommended?

There are several situations in which it may be recommended. Those include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Young children who have difficulty cooperating for traditional fillings
  •  Special needs patients
  • Children with carious lesions that may not all be treated in one visit
  • Severe cold sensitivity on teeth with enamel defects

 

Benefits of receiving SDF:

  • SDF can help slow the growth of a cavity.
  • SDF can help relieve cold sensitivity.
  • SDF can help buy time for those patients who are very young, fearful, or have special needs that may otherwise require sedation for traditional dental treatment.

 

Risks related to SDF include, but are not limited to:

  • The affected area will stain black permanently. Healthy tooth structure will not stain. Stained tooth structure can be replaced with a filling or crown in the future.
  • If accidentally applied to the skin or gums, a brown or white stain may appear that causes no harm and will disappear in one to three weeks.
  • Your child may notice a metallic taste that will go away quickly
  • If tooth decay is not arrested, the decay will progress. In that case the tooth will require further treatment, such as repeat SDF, a filling or crown, root canal/pulp treatment or extraction.

 

Every patient and every cavity is different.  Please schedule an appointment for your child to see Dr. Laura to determine if a Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment is recommended.

 

 

 

 

       At Village Pediatric Dentistry, we are here to support you and your child. From infancy through college, trust us to care for your child's overall oral health. Dr. Laura and her team use an individualized, child friendly approach with every patient. We welcome and treat all patients as our own. Welcome to our Village.

It Takes a Village.

Trust us to exceed your expectations.

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Our new pediatric dental office is designed especially for your child’s comfort and safety.

We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during work hours through our office phone number or e-mail address. After hours, you can contact us with emergencies through our answering service.

 

Office phone number: 513-844-0046

After hours phone number: 513-207-0159

 

Email Address: smile@villagepedsdentistry.com

 

Location:

8179-H Princeton Glendale Rd

West Chester, OH 45069

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Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday   8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fridays 8:00 am- 2:00 pm

 

Please follow this link to request an appointment.

A team member from our office will reach out with appointment availability.

 

Laura Doss, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid that is applied to control active dental caries and prevent further progression of disease. While the ideal way to treat teeth with decay is by removing the cavity and placing a filling, this alternative treatment allows us to slow the progression of a cavity with noninvasive methods.  This method is commonly used in children who are unable to tolerate traditional cavity fillings.

 

Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride will NOT eliminate the need for a filling, but has been effective and slowing the growth a cavity.

 

 

How does Silver Diamine Fluoride work?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is composed of two primary components: silver and fluoride. Silver acts as an anti-microbial agent that simultaneously strengthens the underlying protective layer of your teeth called dentin. Fluoride is the active ingredient that puts a stop to tooth decay and helps prevent additional decay from appearing.

 

When is Silver Diamine Fluoride recommended?

There are several situations in which it may be recommended. Those include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Young children who have difficulty cooperating for traditional fillings
  • Special needs patients
  • Children with carious lesions that may not all be treated in one visit
  • Severe cold sensitivity on teeth with enamel defects

 

Benefits of receiving SDF:

  • SDF can help slow the growth of a cavity.
  • SDF can help relieve cold sensitivity.
  • SDF can help buy time for those patients who are very young, fearful, or have special needs that may otherwise require sedation for traditional dental treatment.

 

Risks related to SDF include, but are not limited to:

  • The affected area will stain black permanently. Healthy tooth structure will not stain. Stained tooth structure can be replaced with a filling or crown in the future.
  • If accidentally applied to the skin or gums, a brown or white stain may appear that causes no harm and will disappear in one to three weeks.
  • Your child may notice a metallic taste that will go away quickly
  • If tooth decay is not arrested, the decay will progress. In that case the tooth will require further treatment, such as repeat SDF, a filling or crown, root canal/pulp treatment or extraction.

 

Every patient and every cavity is different.  Please schedule an appointment for your child to see Dr. Laura to determine if a Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment is recommended.

LOVED BY KIDS. TRUSTED BY PARENTS

Read what our patients and their parents say about us...

Contact us for your child’s next visit...

Our new pediatric dental office is designed especially for your child’s comfort and safety.

Keeping Your Little Village Smiling...

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Laura Doss, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

 

 

 

 

       At Village Pediatric Dentistry, we are here to support you and your child. From infancy through college, trust us  to care for your child's overall oral health.

Dr. Laura and her team use an individualized, child friendly approach with every patient. We welcome and treat all patients as our own. Welcome to our Village.

It Takes a Village.

Trust us to exceed your expectations.

GET SOCIAL WITH US!

Follow us to see all the fun we have at Village Pediatric Dentistry...

LOVED BY KIDS. TRUSTED BY PARENTS

Read what our patients and their parents say about us...

Contact us for your child’s next visit...

Our new pediatric dental office is designed especially for your child’s comfort and safety.