Silver Diamine Flouride
Orthodontist in Rancho Cucamonga
Silver Diamine Flouride (SDF) is a non-invasive treatment option for cavities, using a topical medicine that is painted on the tooth instead of a more invasive surgical option (drill and fill).
While the ideal way to treat a cavity is by removing the decay and placing a restoration, this alternative treatment allows us to stop decay with noninvasive methods, particularly with young children who have baby teeth.
During your child’s visit to our dental office, our dentist will brush and rinse their teeth without paste to prepare for the treatment. Your child’s teeth will then be dried and any debris, such as plaque, will be removed. SDF is applied to the affected teeth with a microbrush and the solution is left to cure on the tooth for two minutes. Once the affected tooth has been treated, we advise patients not to eat or drink for at least one hour to allow it to cure.