SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 210--215

Role of silver diamine fluoride in caries prevention: A narrative review


Shivani Nagnath Bhadule, Ritesh Kalaskar 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shivani Nagnath Bhadule
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India

Dental caries is one of the most common diseases affecting people across the globe. Unlike other infectious diseases, dental caries is not a self-limiting disorder. Preventive outlook to avoid tooth decay is hence very essential. Fortunately, there has been a rapid shift from surgical model, which emphasizes on the restorative aspect to the medical model that majorly focuses on disease prevention. The use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has recently been in limelight due to its ability to prevent as well as arrest dental caries. The purpose of this review is to compile and procure all related data regarding SDF, along with the inclusion of its various recent advancements and its efficiency in the current pandemic situation. The article further includes reviews from various clinical trials performed in the past as well as in recent times, regarding the efficacy of SDF when compared to other caries preventive agents.


How to cite this article:
Bhadule SN, Kalaskar R. Role of silver diamine fluoride in caries prevention: A narrative review.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2021;12:210-215


How to cite this URL:
Bhadule SN, Kalaskar R. Role of silver diamine fluoride in caries prevention: A narrative review. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 25 ];12:210-215
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