Stopping Cavities With Silver Diamine Fluoride
What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a compound that helps fight tooth decay in adults and children who are especially vulnerable to it. The silver helps fight harmful microbes in your mouth while strengthening the dentin layer of your teeth, and the fluoride fights and prevents tooth decay.
SDF is applied quickly and painlessly during a regular dental visit. After the teeth are cleaned and dried, Dr. Yerra applies it to the affected teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Silver Diamine Fluoride?
SDF is particularly effective for treating children who have severe early childhood caries, difficulty cooperating for dental treatment, or special needs. Some of the benefits to this technique include:
- Quick treatment
- Relief for tooth sensitivity
Dr. Yerra Recommends Silver Diamine Fluoride
One of our top priorities at Yerra Family Dentistry is ensuring that every patient has the right tools they need to keep their teeth healthy, no matter what their situation is. If you would like to learn more about SDF treatment for you or your child, call (206) 703-3993 or email us.