With and Without Potassium Iodide
Select patients with smaller cavities may be eligible for a non-surgical technique using Silver Diamine Fluoride with or without Potassium Iodide in a less invasive approach than a traditional filling. This FDA-approved material has been used in Japan and Australia for decades and more and more US Dental Schools are adding it to their programs and training. The cavity itself does turn a dark brown to black color after the application, but the addition of Potassium Iodide is showing a less staining effect!! It is often a wonderful option for a child that may otherwise require sedation or anesthesia to address their dental disease. Book an appointment today to see if this is an alternative treatment option for your child.