SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF)
New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry offers Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) as an alternative treatment method for toddlers and young children with cavities. Also known as the "Magic Bullet", SDF is commonly used in Europe and Asia, and is now approved for use in the US. SDF provides a safe and non-invasive method to prevent cavities from progressing, and, in some cases, may be used in lieu of sedation or general anesthesia.
The primary purpose of SDF is to stop cavities from progressing. SDF is not intended for tooth restoration.
SDF is safe for toddlers and children and can be utilized as a holdover medicament to delay treatment until the child is old enough and ready to receive dental treatment.
If you believe your young child may have cavities and he or she is not yet ready to receive regular dental treatment such as fillings, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Cherish Im to learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride.