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Your routine dental checkups include a professional oral exam to detect gum disease and cavities. It also includes a basic screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer. If you have noticed anything abnormal in your mouth, you should let our dentist know.

If Dr. Joey de Graffenried finds a problem area he can help you understand your treatment options. In the case of a minor cavity he might be able to treat the affected tooth by installing a dental filling.

The treatment process starts with our dentist carefully numbing the tooth and the surrounding soft oral tissues. Once you are comfortable he will use professional tools and technique to remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel.

Once this is done he will prepare the surface texture of the tooth and apply the dental filling material. It will then be hardened by a special ultraviolet light to effectively bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel for many years to come.

After treating the tooth out dentist might also provide you some simple pointers to help reduce your chances of suffering from another cavity. Sometimes a little increased focus in your oral hygiene routine as well as making sure your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance can greatly improve your chances for preventing further tooth decay.

If you live in the Kilgore, Texas, area and you have a dental health concern, you should call 903-218-4044 to have it examined and treated at J. de Graffenried Dentistry.