Arrests the progress of an already formed cavity in permanent and primary teeth!
With silver diamine fluoride (SDF), it is now possible to reverse and arrest the cariogenic process, even if cavitations are present. It results from a combination of ingredients that form silver-protein conjugates in decayed surfaces. The silver ions act directly against bacteria in lesions by breaking membranes and re-acidification, while the fluoride ion acts to prevent further demineralization. Hydroxyapatite and fluoroapatite then form on the exposed organic matrix, along with the presence of silver chloride and metallic silver.