Silver Diamine Fluoride

SDF Treatment in Salisbury

SDF Treatment in Salisbury

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a high strength, fluoride-containing liquid that is applied to treat dental cavities. SDF is antimicrobial and also strengthens and desensitizes tooth structure that is compromised by cavities. SDF is particularly useful for children who have difficulty tolerating dental procedures due to anxiety, or young patients who are too young to understand why treatment is beneficial. SDF is one tool in a pediatric dentist’s tool box, and is a form of minimally invasive dentistry. SDF application is quick and painless, however, it does stain the cavity area black. It will not stain healthy tooth structure black. This black stain can be removed at a later date by Dr. Matt. Call us at (410) 202-8515 to see if your child is a good candidate for silver diamine fluoride treatment.