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Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment at Dental Theory in Brandon, FL

We are committed to providing the most advanced and effective treatments to help our pediatric patients maintain healthy smiles. One of the innovative services we offer is silver diamine fluoride (SDF) treatment, a non-invasive approach to managing tooth decay in children. Our experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Priyanka Karapasha, is skilled in applying SDF to help prevent the progression of cavities and protect your child’s oral health.

Silver Diamine

What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver diamine fluoride is a liquid medication that combines the antibacterial properties of silver with the remineralizing benefits of fluoride. When applied to a decayed tooth, SDF helps to:

SDF is a safe, effective, and painless alternative to traditional cavity treatments, such as drilling and filling.

When Is Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment Recommended?

Dr. Pri may recommend silver diamine fluoride treatment for your child in the following situations:

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The Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment Process

Applying silver diamine fluoride is a quick, easy, and painless process:

The entire process typically takes just a few minutes, and no numbing or drilling is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, SDF will permanently stain the decayed portion of the tooth black. However, this discoloration is a sign that the treatment is working to arrest the decay. In most cases, the staining is less noticeable on back teeth or can be covered with a tooth-colored filling if desired.

The frequency of SDF treatment depends on your child’s individual needs and cavity risk. Dr. Pri will develop a personalized treatment plan and recommend the appropriate application schedule for your child.

Coverage for SDF treatment varies depending on your specific dental insurance plan. Our team at Dental Theory will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and provide you with a clear understanding of any out-of-pocket expenses.

Schedule Your Child's Consultation at Dental Theory in Brandon, FL, Today!

If you’re interested in learning more about how silver diamine fluoride can help protect your child’s smile, contact Dental Theory today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pri. Our compassionate team is here to provide your child with the most advanced, gentle dental care available!