Silver diamine fluoride- innovative tool for managing carious lesions in pediatric dental practice during covid-19 pandemic: Brief communication
- Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy
Dr Vivek Mehta
The current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly across the globe affecting millions of individuals across the world. Silver diamine fluoride is an efficient tool that can be effective for non-restorative caries control. The present article aims to illustrate a brief overview of silver diamine fluoride as a potential tool for non-restorative caries control during pandemics. It encompasses its advantages, disadvantages, clinical applications, contraindications, and the rationale for its use as a possible alternative preventive strategy to manage carious lesions in pediatric patients and suggests its use in routine dental practice during and in the post-COVID-19 era.
COVID-19, pandemic, silver diamine fluoride, non-restorative caries control, carious lesions