|Patient’s Alternative to SDF, but not limited to the following:
• No treatment, which can affect tooth structures and cosmetic appearance. Symptoms may increase in severity, with tooth nerve involvement.
• Depending on the location and extent of decay, other treatment may include placement of fluoride varnish, a filling or crown, extraction or referral for advanced treatment modalities.
It should be noted that treatment of tooth decay with Silver Diamine Fluoride does not necessarily prevent the need to place a regular filling or other restoration in the affected tooth in the future. Reapplication of SDF is common at 3 month intervals to maintain the arrested caries long term.