Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
At Whittington Pediatric Dentistry, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of dental technology and treatments. That’s why we are excited to offer Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) as a revolutionary treatment option for the management of tooth decay.
SDF is an antimicrobial liquid that is non-invasive, fast, affordable, and painless. This treatment is a great option for patients who have active tooth decay and are looking for an alternative to traditional fillings.
Compared to traditional fillings that require shots of local anesthetic and drilling of tooth structure, SDF is a much more comfortable option for the patient. It is a liquid that is simply brushed onto the cavity, which can stop current decay and also prevent new decay in the future. This makes it an ideal treatment for children who may be nervous about getting traditional fillings.
If you’re interested in learning more about SDF or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
Whittington Pediatric Dentistry offers a minimally invasive restorative option for primary teeth with severe decay and/or hypomineralization, called the Hall Technique (HT). This procedure is an excellent alternative to traditional restorative methods, as it is performed without numbing (shots), tooth preparation (drilling), or sedation (general anesthesia/IV deep sedation).
HT is a great option for children with:
- decayed primary teeth
- asymptomatic or reversible pulpitis
- newly erupted first permanent molars with severe molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH)
Most pediatric patients tolerate the HT procedure well, and it is a welcome alternative to more invasive surgical approaches. If you’re interested in learning more about the Hall Technique or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Whittington Pediatric Dentistry. Our team of experienced dental professionals is committed to providing the best possible care for your child’s oral health.
Whittington Pediatric Dentistry is a full-service dental practice that serves children and teenagers. We provide thorough dental checkups and professional cleanings along with preventive treatments and patient education services