PREVENTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES USING SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE IN SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Keywords:early childhood caries, children, silver diamine
Early childhood caries has been regarded as one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the childhood. It is often neglected and left untreated due to improper knowledge about the disease which leads to pain, discomfort, inability to eat and hence leading to malnutrition and leads to get caries in its successor permanent teeth.
Aim: To assess the efficiency of silver diamine fluoride in the treatment of early childhood caries.
Methodology: A literature review was performed using Medline, PubMed, science direct, Cochrane, using keyword “Early childhood caries AND silver diamine fluoride”. According to the prisma guidelines the mesh terms were altered in each search engines.
Results and Conclusion: In the available literature, biannual application of topical application of 38% of silver diamine fluoride is more effective in arresting early childhood caries
Keywords: early childhood caries, children, silver diamine