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Silver Diamine Fluoride – Lincoln, NE

Preventing the Spread of Decay

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Young smiles are prone to developing tooth decay. As diligent as you may be in helping them brush and floss regularly, cavities can still form, causing problems for their smile. Fortunately, Dr. Marty and the team at Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry can offer a solution that will stop decay in its tracks. By administering a Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment, we can save their decayed teeth without the use of drills or injections. Instead, this safe, effective, and completely painless treatment will better protect their smile from more serious problems in the future. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF).

Why Choose Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry for Silver Diamine Fluoride?

  • Performed by Father of 4 and Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Marty Killeen
  • Fun and Enjoyable Environment for All Children
  • Compassionate and Caring Dental Team

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

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Silver diamine fluoride is an FDA-approved liquid that is easily applied to your child’s teeth to stop the spread of tooth decay. By treating active cavities with this unique solution, we can kill harmful bacteria and stop it in its tracks. It is also known to harden tooth enamel, further protecting your child’s smile. As one of the most conservative, non-invasive, preventive solutions available, SDF is a beneficial treatment that preserves your child’s natural enamel as well as prevents cavities from advances and spreading to the innermost layer of the tooth.

How Does It Work?

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Dr. Marty will begin by ensuring your child’s teeth are thoroughly cleaned by removing all plaque and tartar and drying their teeth before applying the SDF liquid substance with a small brush. Covering each tooth that possesses a cavity, he will allow the solution to dry before applying fluoride.

Taking only minutes to complete, it can be performed during your child’s regular dental checkup and cleaning. It is quick, painless, and non-invasive, allowing your child to be better protected between appointments.

It is important once the SDF is applied that your child does not eat or drink for one hour. This ensures the solution has time to harden and remain in place.

When Is It Recommended?

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Your child’s pediatric dentist will begin by examining their smile and making a recommendation as to whether they should receive a silver diamine fluoride treatment. If so, it is because:

  • Severe decay is present, causing cavities to form on one or more teeth
  • Your child has special needs and may experience more difficulty while brushing and flossing, making them more susceptible to decay
  • Your child may not have success with other preventive treatments
  • Their enamel is going through demineralization and causing cavities to form

What Are Its Benefits?

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  • SDF is a non-invasive, conservative treatment that requires no drills or injections
  • It is FDA-approved, making it a safe and effective solution to protect against future decay
  • It is quick to apply and allows your child to return to their normal activities much quicker than if they were to undergo a dental filling or crown placement
  • There is little-to-no tooth sensitivity