Silver diamine fluoride
SPRING CREEK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
A recent product in use in the field of pediatric dentistry is a caries-arresting medicine named silver diamine fluoride (SDF). SDF is used in a variety of clinical situations with the goal of stopping the development of a cavity on a tooth. This non-invasive approach to caries management has helped numerous patients delay or avoid the traditional surgical approach to managing cavities. SDF often requires multiple applications for maximum effectiveness, but the total number of applications varies between the size and location of the cavity. At Spring Creek Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kennedy was one of the first pediatric dental providers in the area to use SDF in a clinical setting. He has developed a high level of experience with the product and has experience great success with its use. If you have any questions concerning the possibility of SDF being used on your child, please make an appointment with us to discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives.