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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of teeth treated with silver diamine fluoride only or combined with sedative filling or restoration

From: Survival of silver diamine fluoride among patients treated in community dental clinics: a naturalistic study

  SDF SDF + sedative filling SDF + restoration
Count % Count % Count %
Total 7475   220   92  
Age
 1–5 1696 23 45 20 5 5
 6–9 2374 32 81 37 23 25
 10–14 923 12 43 20 12 13
 15–20 641 9 7 3 6 7
 21–30 578 8 13 6 13 14
 31–40 427 6 13 6 17 18
 41–50 303 4 9 4 4 4
 51–64 533 7 9 4 12 13
Caries risk
 No assessment 1723 23 75 34 18 20
 Low 401 5 12 5 4 4
 Moderate 1331 18 35 16 17 18
 High 4020 54 98 45 53 58
# of Applications within 1 year
 1 4567 61 186 85 82 89
 2 1827 24 25 11 8 9
 3+ 1081 14 9 4 2 2
Primary versus permanent
 Primary 4152 56 131 60 27 29
 Permanent 3323 44 89 40 65 71
Tooth type—primary teeth
 Lower incisor 35 1 0 0 0 0
 Lower cuspid 59 1 0 0 0 0
 Lower molar 1801 43 72 55 15 56
 Upper incisor 350 8 1 1 2 7
 Upper cuspid 161 4 1 1 1 4
 Upper molar 1746 42 57 44 9 33
Tooth type—permanent teeth
 Lower incisor 84 3 0 0 0 0
 Lower cuspid 86 3 1 1 1 2
 Lower bicuspid 490 15 7 8 4 6
 Lower molar 1001 30 31 35 21 32
 Upper incisor 160 5 1 1 1 2
 Upper cuspid 85 3 3 3 1 2
 Upper bicuspid 514 15 8 9 12 18
 Upper molar 903 27 38 43 25 38