Dr. William and Dr. Girgis are passionate about the health and well-being of our patients, and that’s why we offer the best treatments possible for you and your family. If you or your child suffer from cavities or tooth decay, we offer silver diamine fluoride that will strengthen the underlying layers of teeth and prevent further damage. Silver diamine fluoride applications are quick and painless, making them a great alternative to more invasive cavity treatment.
How Does it Work?
Typically, dentists have treated decay by removing the damaged part of a tooth and placing a restoration. Silver diamine fluoride is a an antibiotic liquid clinically applied to control decay and prevent further damage. The silver in this antibiotic liquid helps kill bacteria and strengthens the dentin (the underlying protective layer of your teeth). Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been used by dentists for years to rebuild tooth enamel.
Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride
This non-invasive option offers great results and is quickly becoming the future of pediatric dentistry. Children and babies benefit from this treatment because it allows our dentists to treat cavities and decay without any painful restorative procedures, ensuring that their newly forming memories of the dentist are positive. Any patients with dental anxiety surrounding more invasive procedures will also benefit from this quick, painless restorative option. While treatment with silver diamine fluoride may not eliminate the need for other restorative procedures in all cases, it has been proven effective to prevent further tooth decay in damaged teeth.
Treat Cavities & Decay at Lakewood Smiles Dentistry
If you suspect that you or your child may have a cavity, the team at Lakewood Smiles Dentistry can help with many different treatments. We’ll assess your teeth and gums, and develop a treatment plan that fits in with your dental health goals and your budget. Call us today to see if silver diamine fluoride is the right option to help you and your family maintain healthy smiles. You can reach the team at (562) 866-0406, or come into the office at 5220 Clark Ave, Suite 435, Lakewood, CA 90712.
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