PREVENTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES USING SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE IN SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Authors

  • Shailanadhan.R Bachelor of Dental Surgery, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India.
  • Sasikala.M Master of Dental Surgery, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SM Dental Clinic, Tiruvallur, India
  • Prabu D Master of Dental Surgery, Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • Sindhu R Master of Dental Surgery, Senior lecturer Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • Raj Mohan M Master of Dental Surgery, Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Keywords:

early childhood caries, children, silver diamine

Abstract

Background:

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

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Published

2022-01-06

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Shailanadhan.R, Sasikala.M, Prabu D, Sindhu R, & Raj Mohan M. (2022). PREVENTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES USING SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE IN SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. International Journal of Dental and Clinical Study, 2(4), 08-14. Retrieved from https://ijdcs.com/index.php/ijdcs/article/view/37

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