SDF is a medicament used to both decrease sensitivity and remineralize carious lesions. The silver component is used to kill the bacteria within the cavity, and the fluoride works to remineralize the cavitated portion of your child’s tooth.
This medicament can be used for children who are unable to sit for traditional dental treatment, or as a less invasive option to treat a cavity. When applied to the cavity, this liquid will turn the cavity a dark color. There may be options to mask this discoloration in certain situations.