Silver Diamine Fluoride as a Safe Alternative to Sedation and General Anesthesia in Young Children with Cavities

using silver diamine fluorideSMART Fillings = Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique. By using silver compounds, a natural antimicrobial, with glass ionomer cement, a BPA free filling material, we are able to treat young children quickly and painlessly. This is a great option for the parents of young children with cavities that wish to avoid or delay sedation or general anesthesia for their child’s fillings or crowns. For more information about silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and anesthesia safety in children, please visit the following links;

UCSF Protocol for Caries Arrest Using Silver Diamine Fluoride: Rationale, Indications, and Consent

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FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA review results in new warnings about using general anesthetics and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women

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