Pain, New Caries and Failure of Carious Primary Teeth after Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride Versus Sodium Fluoride Varnish: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Authors

  • Yousra M. Abdel Rehim
  • Nevine G. Waly
  • Fatma Abdelgawad
  • Eman S. Elmasry

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16124

Keywords:

New caries, Early Childhood Caries, Conservative, Abscess, Pain

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was assessment of the pain, new caries and failure of carious primary
teeth after application of silver diamine fluoride versus sodium fluoride varnish immediately after application
and after 3,6,9,12, months.
Methods: This study was performed on 62 children with 255 carious primary teeth. After proper selection
according to eligibility criteria and proper diagnosis. They were randomly allocated (1:1) into two groups.
Group I (SDF): 38% Silver Diamine Fluoride and group II (NAF): 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish. Assessment
of postoperative pain, new caries,and failure at baseline, after 3,6,9,12, months.
Results: Independent t-test was performed to compare between both groups and revealed that group II was
significantly higher than group I after 9 and 12 months regarding postoperative pain, new caries, and failure.
Also, strong positive significant correlation between failure and pain, and between failure and new caries
was found using Spearman`s correlation coefficient test.
Conclusions: SDF application isa successful alternative conservative treatment which eliminate the need
to general anesthesia. Also, it is inexpensive, fast, and pain-free procedure but it causes discoloration.
It`s successful results regardingstopping progression of new caries compensate its drawbacks such as
discoloration.

Author Biographies

Yousra M. Abdel Rehim

Post Graduate Student, Faculty of Dentistry,Cairo University. and Assistant Lecturer at Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Department, Ahram Canadian University

Nevine G. Waly

Professor, Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public
Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University,

Fatma Abdelgawad

Associate Professor, Paediatric Dentistry and Dental
Public Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University

Eman S. Elmasry

Professor, Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public
Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

Yousra M. Abdel Rehim, Nevine G. Waly, Fatma Abdelgawad, & Eman S. Elmasry. (2021). Pain, New Caries and Failure of Carious Primary Teeth after Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride Versus Sodium Fluoride Varnish: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(3), 544-553. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16124