WHAT IS SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF) TREATMENT FOR TOOTH DECAY?
At Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, we prioritize prevention. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic liquid that can aid in the fight against tooth decay before it gets too serious. Drs. Angela Rasmussen and Amanda del Cueto may recommend SDF be applied to any affected areas once a diagnosis has been made, so you can avoid getting stuck with more extensive treatments down the line!
HOW DOES SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF) BENEFIT ME?
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a breakthrough treatment that not only helps prevent and stop the progression of tooth decay but also relieves sensitivity! With quick application during routine cleanings, no anesthesia is necessary, and treatment is affordable. SDF treatments make an easy solution to help keep your smile both healthy and happy!
WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU DO NOT TREAT YOUR DECAY?
Without treating the cavities in your teeth, continued deterioration of the tooth structures and cosmetic problems will arise. Tooth decay does not always cause pain, but it can spread to other teeth as soon as the current structure of the tooth is compromised.
Depending on the location and extent of your tooth decay, other treatment options may be recommended, including:
- Fluoride varnish placement
- A dental filling
- A dental crown
- Referral for advanced services with an outside specialist
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF)?
Please note that any tooth with tooth decay can turn black, while healthy tooth structure will not. In such cases, the affected areas are the only areas at risk. Drs. Angela Rasmussen and Amanda del Cueto of Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, would be happy to address these concerns if you have any questions.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF)?
You will not be considered an appropriate candidate for SDF treatments if you have a silver allergy.
PREVENTION IS KEY TO YOUR ORAL HEALTH!
Call Gentle Dentistry today at (813) 734-7102 to learn more about silver diamine fluoride and see if this treatment option will work for your unique oral health needs!
Drs. Angela Rasmussen and Amanda del Cueto of Tampa, Florida, are committed to offering preventative care and fluoride treatments!