The process to apply SDF to the teeth is easy, quick and noninvasive. The first step for Dr. Roy is to clean and dry the tooth that will be treated. We then apply a thin layer of liquid silver diamine fluoride to the area. One of the most common side effects of this treatment is black staining of the tooth surfaces that have been treated. At each subsequent dental visit, we will check the tooth to ensure that the decay has not gotten worse. Silver diamine fluoride is incredibly effective at killing the bacteria that causes dental caries, and it’s a great way to avoid having to get a tooth drilled here at Lamorinda Tooth Buds.
If you think your child would benefit from SDF treatment, call our pediatric dental office in Lafayette, CA today and one of our helpful staff members can further assist you.