Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) has been around for many years. It is a medication we can use on small active cavities to help stagnate the decay and prevent them from getting worse. It is often used on children that will not tolerate normal dental procedures. It can also be used underneath large fillings to prevent root canal therapy and also prevent sensitivity. The downside of SDF is that it will turn the cavity black until the stagnated tooth structure is removed and replaced. Regardless, it is a great treatment on many occasions to prevent bigger and more involved treatment.