Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and Silver Fluoride (SF) are FDA-approved topically applied solutions that can often rapidly harden tooth decay/cavities in primary teeth while also reducing tooth sensitivity. SDF/SF is composed of two main ingredients: silver and fluoride. Silver Fluoride's ingredients have been shown in multiple scientific studies to harden areas of decay which can prevent further cavity progression. My own clinical observation of SDF/SF has been that it is most effective when combined with increased parent driven home hygiene routines and a reduction in children frequenting snacks/meals. SDF treatment has limitations and is not for all decaying primary teeth.
SDF is often a simple and noninvasive way to treat primary tooth cavities, and it can be done from the comfort of our dental office. A consultation with DrJ can assess if your child can benefit from SDF/SF treatment as not all children and not all children's tooth decay can.