Childhood Cavities Treatments in Fairfield, CA
Cavities are a common dental problem, but no one enjoys having a cavity filled. The discomfort and anxiety caused by the drilling and anesthetic injections can be particularly distressing to children. Fortunately, we are often able to treat pediatric cavities at GV Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics with a comfortable, minimally-invasive alternative – silver diamine fluoride (SDF) procedures.
As you may know, a cavity is an area of decay caused by bacterial action. Fluoride, found in most toothpaste and some public water supplies, acts to fill decayed areas on a microscopic level. This process is called remineralization. Additionally, the silver in SDF is antibacterial and kills off and prevents the regrowth of harmful bacteria.