The days of associating the word "cavity" with needles, fillings and drills are long gone! We'd like to introduce you to silver nitrate.
Silver nitrate is a revolutionary technique used to treat cavities in a quick, easy and painless way. How does it work? We simply brush the silver nitrate on the top of the tooth and seal the area with a fluoride varnish. The silver nitrate then works to put a stop to the decay by disinfecting and hardening the cavity. This treatment is completed in just a few minutes and requires no drills or needles. While silver nitrate might cause slight discoloration to the treated area of the tooth, it is a safe and painless procedure for children of all ages.