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Stop Cavities With Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) in Littleton

If your child’s smile shows early signs of tooth decay, we want to do everything we can to stop it in its tracks. However, the traditional restorative methods don’t suit every situation. That’s why we use an FDA-approved treatment called Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) in Littleton. This blend of silver, ammonia, water, and fluoride kills bacteria and seals your child’s tooth. You can relax knowing this treatment will:

  • Prevent further decay and keep the tooth healthy
  • Eliminate the need for restorative procedures until your child is older or their tooth falls out on its own
  • Be quick and painless so your child won’t have to sit still for a long stretch of time
  • Restore the health of your child’s smile
  • Avoid complicated treatment options so your child maintains a good feeling about the dentist

Schedule an appointment with Sprout and Bloom today by calling 720-615-6087.

Protect Your Child’s Smile With Comfortable Care

Even though your child will eventually lose their baby teeth, it’s still important to address problems like tooth decay. Bringing your child in for regular cleanings and exams will help us monitor the health of their smile, and address early signs of decay. When we notice those indications, we can use SDF treatment to treat the problem areas. Here is how it will work:

  • We will first determine if your child is a good candidate for SDF treatment. SDF is usually a good option for very young children or children with special needs, as it helps stabilize the cavity until the child is older and can receive treatment without sedation.
  • After your child is approved for SDF treatment, we will clean the tooth or teeth to be treated, dry the teeth with air, and then apply the silver diamine fluoride. It will be left in place for about a minute. It’s as simple as that! No numbing or drilling needed.
  • Since this isn’t a permanent solution, we usually recommend coming back in for reapplication twice per year to keep the decay at bay. We can continue to maintain the tooth until it falls out naturally or your child is ready to receive a dental filling.

Keep in mind we typically only use SDF on baby teeth, since the area that was treated is permanently stained black. However, many parents prefer this versus having their child sit through uncomfortable filling procedures. In addition, this treatment will not work for severe cases of tooth decay or open cavities, which will require traditional fillings. That’s why we emphasize preventive care with our cleanings and exams, to get ahead of problems before they advance.

As your partner in dental care, we are eager to help address the issues in your child’s smile. For restorative care that includes treatment like Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) In Littleton, call us today at 720-615-6087 to schedule an appointment. Or schedule one online. Let us know if your child has special needs, and we’ll make sure they receive the compassionate care they deserve.

Common Questions About Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Will my insurance cover Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) treatment?

Many insurance companies will not cover this treatment. However, you will still want to confirm with them directly. SDF is typically a more affordable treatment alternative than other restorative options. So, even if your insurance company will not pay for this care, you can save money by avoiding more expensive procedures in the future.

Will Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) hurt my child?

SDF treatment will not hurt your child at all. With the silver diamine fluoride, we will not need to remove any of your child’s tooth enamel. During the treatment, if the liquid touches their gums or tongue, your child will only experience a light tingling feeling. Even then, this is very uncommon since we are careful in our application of this liquid.

How will the Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) treatment work?

Your doctor will paint the SDF directly onto your child’s tooth. This will stop tooth decay and help remineralize their tooth enamel by filling in the small holes caused by plaque and tartar. It’s an ideal treatment option for soft spots in the tooth or during the early stages of a cavity. If your child has large, open cavities, we will need to perform a pediatric crown procedure.

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