SDF treatment is to apply Silver Diamine Fluoride to the decayed tissue of the teeth to stop the progression of tooth decay.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) solution
slow down the progression of tooth decay
SDF treatment is suitable for children who:
are not able to comply with restorative treatment
The application of SDF to suitable children is restricted to dentists or qualified allied dental professionals under the supervision of dentists.
It is applied simply to the decayed tissue with a small brush. No special dental equipment is required
Advantages of SDF
After application of SDF, the decayed tissue of the tooth will harden and turn black permanently
Children are advised not to eat or drink for 60 minutes after SDF treatment
Children should build up a good dietary habit and proper oral care practice to slow down the progression of tooth decay. SDF treatment is generally effective until the treated primary teeth fall out
Children are advised to regularly visit the dentist who will monitor the decay condition and determine if any further treatment (e.g. repeated application of SDF, fillings) is needed