“Silver Diamine Fluoride Pilot Study (SDF)”
This pilot trial is randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial with two parallel arms: an intervention group using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and a placebo group (control). 60 eligible healthy adults will be enrolled in the study and randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups. Both groups will receive the traditional preventive measures including cleanings, Fluoride varnish, diet analysis and counseling. Study participants will be followed for one year and caries progression will be radiographically monitored.
Drug - Silver Diamine Fluoride 38%
Group 1 (SDF group) subjects will receive the application of silver diamine fluoride (38% SDF solution) in addition to 5% Fluoride varnish to each approximal incipiency, using super floss, for a duration of 3 minutes under rubber dam isolation.
Drug - Group 2 (Placebo)
Group 2 (Placebo) subjects will receive application of sterile water (placebo) in addition to 5% Fluoride varnish to each approximal incipiency, using super floss, for a duration of 3 minutes under rubber dam isolation.
Effectiveness of Silver Diamine Fluoride in Arresting Early Approximal Carious Lesion Progression: A Pilot Study