Silver Diamine Fluoride in Malvern, PA

Cavities and toothaches can make even the happiest kids feel down. We can help turn those frowns upside-down with gentle treatment options like silver diamine fluoride.

Silver Diamine Fluoride | Little Bear
Silver Diamine Fluoride | Little Bear

Why should I choose Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a non-invasive alternative to fillings. SDF treatment doesn’t require any drills or shots, and takes only a few minutes. Your child’s pediatric dentist will simply paint some special liquid onto the affected tooth. This liquid seals and strengthens the tooth, protecting it from further decay. If your child has a cavity, fillings may not be their only option!

Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride

Non-Invasive Treatment

One of the most significant advantages of SDF is that it's entirely non-invasive. No drilling, no shots, and no discomfort for your child. This makes it an ideal choice for children who may be anxious about traditional dental procedures.

Effective Cavity Arrest

Silver Diamine Fluoride has shown remarkable efficacy in stopping the progression of tooth decay. It works by strengthening the tooth's structure and preventing further damage. This can potentially avoid the need for more extensive and invasive treatments down the road.

Cost-Effective Dental Care

SDF is a cost-effective solution for managing cavities in primary (baby) teeth. By addressing tooth decay early with SDF, we can help you avoid more expensive treatments in the future and keep your child's smile healthy.

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The Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment Process

Assessment and Diagnosis

The journey begins with a thorough examination by Dr. Skuja and our dedicated team. We'll assess your child's dental health and identify any cavities or areas of tooth decay. This initial step is crucial as it helps us determine if Silver Diamine Fluoride is a suitable option for your little one.

Silver Diamine Fluoride Application

Once we've identified areas of concern, we move on to the application of Silver Diamine Fluoride. This treatment consists of a simple and painless process where we apply a clear liquid solution directly to the affected teeth. This solution contains silver particles to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and fluoride to strengthen the tooth's enamel.

Monitoring and Follow-up

After the application, we'll carefully monitor your child's progress. Depending on the severity of the dental issues, we may need to repeat the treatment at subsequent visits. Dr. Skuja and our team will provide guidance on the best course of action to ensure your child's dental health continues to improve.

Before & Afters

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Did you know?

51% of kids between the ages of 5-11 have at least one cavity. If left untreated, cavities can lead to further complications like tooth infections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

How long does the Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment take?

The application process itself is quick, often taking just a few minutes. However, the number of treatments needed may vary based on the extent of tooth decay, and Dr. Skuja will discuss the timeline with you.

At Little Bear Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in providing the best possible care for your child's oral health, and Silver Diamine Fluoride is just one of the many ways we strive to make their dental experience as comfortable and effective as possible. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your little one, don't hesitate to contact us. Together, we can ensure your child's smile shines bright for years to come!

Will my child feel any pain during the SDF treatment?

No, SDF treatment is virtually painless. Your child may experience a mild metallic taste during the application, but there is no discomfort associated with the procedure.

Is Silver Diamine Fluoride safe for my child?

Absolutely. SDF is a safe and FDA-approved treatment. It has been used for decades in other countries and is considered a valuable tool in pediatric dentistry.

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