Silver diamine fluoride is an FDA-approved antimicrobial liquid. It plays a crucial role in effectively combatting dental caries and alleviating tooth decay concerns. This treatment option not only halts the progression of cavities but also offers relief for children suffering from tooth hypersensitivity.
The composition of silver diamine fluoride comprises two key components: silver and fluoride. Silver acts as a potent antimicrobial agent, reinforcing the protective enamel layer of your child’s teeth, while fluoride works tirelessly to arrest the decay process and thwart further deterioration. Our pediatric dentist may recommend silver diamine fluoride treatment for:
- Children with severe early childhood caries
- Children who struggle to receive conventional treatments
- Children with special needs
- Children with carious lesions that cannot be treated in a single appointment
Silver diamine fluoride offers many advantages, making it a preferred choice in pediatric dental care. These benefits include:
- A quick, painless and noninvasive treatment
- Minimizes the need for extensive future tooth restoration
- Eliminates harmful pathogenic organisms
- Helps prevent additional cavities
- Reduces tooth sensitivity almost immediately
- Fortifies dentin (the portion of the tooth under the enamel) to make it more resistant to acid and abrasion
- Stain-free for healthy dentin and enamel (though it will stain decayed tooth tissue)
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Reza Arzegar and find out if silver diamine fluoride treatment in Austin, Texas, is right for your child, contact Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics today at 512-892-2443. We are committed to helping your child regain and maintain a healthy, radiant smile.