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Table 2 Comparisons of survival rates of teeth treated with SDF applications alone versus SDF application with same day restoration among advantage dental patients 64 and under

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

  SDF Survival % SDF + Sedative Filling Survival % SDF + Restoration Survival %
Overall 76% 50% 84%
# of SDF applications within 1 year
 1 75% 49% 84%
 2 77% 56%
 3+ 75% 33%
Caries risk
 Low 81% 50%
 Moderate 76% 51% 82%
 High 75% 42% 79%
 No assessment 75% 59% 94%
Age
 1–5 69% 53%
 6–9 77% 57% 61%
 10–14 84% 53% 83%
 15–20 82% 29% 100%
 21–30 76% 23% 92%
 31–40 77% 31% 100%
 41–50 72% 33% 50%
 51–64 68% 44% 92%
Primary versus permanent
 Primary tooth 74% 56% 74%
 Permanent tooth 78% 40% 88%
Tooth type—primary teeth
 Lower incisor 74%
 Lower cuspid 86%
 Lower molar 71% 51% 73%
 Upper incisor 77%
 Upper cuspid 83%
 Upper molar 75% 60% 67%
Tooth type—permanent teeth
 Lower incisor 70%
 Lower cuspid 69%
 Lower bicuspid 82% 29% 100%
 Lower molar 80% 39% 81%
 Upper incisor 50%
 Upper cuspid 69%
 Upper bicuspid 75% 100%
 Upper molar 82% 47% 88%
  1. Cells are empy if sample size is less than 10. Failure is defined as a restoration or extraction after application. Sedative fillings are not considered to be failures if they occur within 70 days of initial application. Survival is defined as a patient that returned 180 or more days after application and had no restoration or extraction. Equality of Survivor Tests for Overall Rate Between SDF Applications: Wilcoxon Test, 79 (2 df), p < 0.000; Log-Rank Test, 91.5 (2 df), p < 0.000)