WHAT IS SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE?
Dr. William is passionate about the health and well-being of our patients, and that’s why we offer the best treatments possible for you and your family. If you or your child suffer from cavities or tooth decay, we offer silver diamine fluoride that will strengthen the underlying layers of teeth and prevent further damage. Silver diamine fluoride applications are quick and painless, making them a great alternative to more invasive cavity treatment. Call today to schedule an appointment at Restore Health Dentistry. We have two location in Los Alamitos and Lakewood.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Typically, dentists have treated decay by removing the damaged part of a tooth and placing a restoration. Silver diamine fluoride is a an antibiotic liquid clinically applied to control decay and prevent further damage. The silver in this antibiotic liquid helps kill bacteria and strengthens the dentin (the underlying protective layer of your teeth). Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been used by dentists for years to rebuild tooth enamel.
BENEFITS OF SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE
This non-invasive option offers great results and is quickly becoming the future of pediatric dentistry. Children and babies benefit from this treatment because it allows our dentists to treat cavities and decay without any painful restorative procedures, ensuring that their newly forming memories of the dentist are positive. Any patients with dental anxiety surrounding more invasive procedures will also benefit from this quick, painless restorative option. While treatment with silver diamine fluoride may not eliminate the need for other restorative procedures in all cases, it has been proven effective to prevent further tooth decay in damaged teeth.