Management of Accidental Chin Staining Following Silver Diamine Fluoride Application in a 24-Month-Old Girl: A Case Report
Vipul Chandraprakash Lodha,
A-1602, Bhumiraj Hermitagw, Sector 18, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a clear liquid that combines the remineralising effects of fluoride with the antibacterial effects of silver. It is a promising therapeutic agent for managing carious lesions in young children and those with special care needs. However, a major complication of SDF is black staining of the skin, mucosa, lips, tongue, and cheeks if improperly applied. This case report presents a complication following SDF application and its management. A 24-month-old girl presented with decayed teeth in the upper back tooth region of the jaw, and SDF application was performed on tooth no. 54 and 64. However, due to the child’s extremely negative behavior and movement during the application of SDF, staining occurred on the chin and lower lip a few hours later. Watchful observation, patient reassurance, and follow-up led to adequate patient management.