Get gentle yet effective relief from sensitivity, cavities, and decay with silver diamine fluoride.
If the sound of a dental drill sends nervous shivers down your spine, you’re not alone! Many people are apprehensive of a visit to the dentist, even with gentle dental care. Here at Kotis Family Dentistry, we have an option that is available to some people who would be kept away from fear of the dental drill: silver diamine fluoride.
Like the fluoride rinses you are given at dental checkups as a child, silver diamine fluoride also can come in a rinse that works to give you protection on your teeth. Unlike traditional fluoride rinses, however, silver diamine fluoride is actually able to act like a filling for a cavity, without ever using the drill!
In some cases, the silver diamine fluoride is brushed directly onto the surface of a tooth with a cavity. It then goes to work killing microorganisms and even hardening softened dentin. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, which are very visible, silver diamine fluoride doesn’t change the appearance of your teeth — it acts like an invisible shield!
In addition to its ability to protect teeth from decay and fill cavities without drilling, silver diamine fluoride can be a great relief for people with sensitive teeth. Having sensitive teeth isn’t just annoying; it can be downright painful as well. With an inability to drink cold water or eat certain foods, sensitive teeth can be very frustrating to live with. Silver diamine fluoride can provide quick, almost instantaneous relief for this condition.
If you are in the Union Grove, North Carolina area and looking for dental care that explores every option available to you, come see us here at Kotis Family Dentistry.